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Army golf. I know it well! Nothing like the sound of wood after you play your shot, huh? Sinking feeling in your gut, hoping that you can find your ball that could be almost anywhere.....
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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.
Not being familiar with those cords/chords, I plucked at a Google site and got a quick run-down here:

How much wood is in a cord of firewood?

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Carioca,

Just to add fuel to the fire , here there's what's called a "bush cord." Typically, it would measure around 5'x5'x10', stacked, but the point is it's a more casual measurement of quite a bit more wood. It's the kind of thing you can buy at a "bush lot" where the trees are actually felled and split.

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Thanks, CJim, life wasn't meant to be easy...

So the trees I have felled 20-odd years ago and those that I felled two-three years ago and am now cutting up and splitting will be stacked as bush cords on our bush block, a.k.a. Clod 9!

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Hey Robert,
What did you decide about the firewood? Going to go ahead and pay $400 bucks for it?
BTW, did you check Craigslist.org for firewood in your area?
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George, with no pricing or opp from Les yet, I will end up buying a half cord of lesser priced wood. Maybe walnut, its less expensive. Once I get a feel for the oven, and I use up the half cord, I will evaluate pricing again, unless a great deal comes up sooner. As for Craig's list, every source within this region equates to that same approximate price. I must find a source that will be long-term reliable.
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I'm serious about checking with the BLM about a wood cutting permit. Having seen your part of the world first hand, I can't imagine that there's not a great opportunity to go out and get your own in the future. Why not save thousands of dollars over the next 40 years or so.
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All we have is pine and sage brush on this side of the mountain.

Robert,
My friend I was going to talk to is in Florida - he should be back next week. I'll let you know what the options are. In the mean time - there is a place at Mound House that sells hard wood - I don't think it's at the $400 dollar hit you are being quoted.

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Hmm,
Supply and demand at work. Perhaps charcoal briquettes? Travelling a hundred miles to get wood used to be an option. With gas at $3.40/gallon, $400 a chord may be the best you can do now. Perhaps Northwest, into Southern Oregon?
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Les, shoot me details if that's ok. I was going to order tomorrow, but I will make the call to your Moundhouse source first. Email it to me, or post, either tomorrow if possible. Moundhouse is 45 minutes from Reno, I believe.
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