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Old 03-05-2008, 08:22 PM
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Someone you know has a trailer that is suitable for hauling wood. Ask around. $400 is on the high end around here, but in Portland, $350 for a chord of oak is not unusual.

If I remeber correctly, which I may not, depending on the type of oak, fruit wood may burn hotter. Just remember, oak and other really hot burning woods are harder to get started too. Do a search of the forums for firewood. I and others posted links to BTUs produced by various firewoods.

The issue regarding soft woods v. hardwoods has been debunked. It all depends on how seasoned the wood is is. Often, hardwoods produce more creosote than softwoods, simply because they take longer to season and people figure a year is good enough. That's not always the case.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:30 PM
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SUV, no truck. I don't have a boat, 5th wheel, etc.....I will check around there too....we will see. Idea, pick it up for me
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Robert, nice comeback.....I guess the question is - Les, what are you doing on Saturday?

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:14 PM
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There you go! Les, get out that Smart Car and start haulin' wood!

Everyone around here has a truck, or know someone who does. You only need it for a couple of hours. Now, and more importantly, find someone with a truck and a trailer.

BTW, I got a chord of unseasoned oak for $165 recently, which I consider to be a very good price. Oak is really hard to comeby in the NW.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:25 AM
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As bad as the price sounds, it may not be too bad. I only looked at a single known source here in Orange County and this is what I found for 16" pieces:

Hickory @ $941.68
Mesquite @ $550.02
Walnut @ $434.74


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Old 03-06-2008, 11:57 AM
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Here and in Houston a lot of sellers will sell you a cord of wood that is 16" deep by 4' x 8', not 4' deep. This is really a face cord , 1/3 of a full cord. I've heard a full cord will fill two large pickup beds.
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I can fit a full cord in my truck using rails. RC - there is a lot of oak in Texas, right? What do you have to pay for a cord?

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I paid $150 for a hardwood cord, mixed species, delivered. Prior to that I fit a 1/32 of a cord in my little 318ti a few times.

Cord loads: How much wood is in a cord of firewood?
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Les, let's get your truck filled w/ a cord. We each can take a half cord. I will pay for gas if the price of the cord is right. How can you pass that up?
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Let me talk to a friend of mine that lives in Auburn - he may have some contacts. I'll let you know.

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