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Here is some info and pics of 2
cords of fir loaded on a trailer
This is a hand
stacked load of premium well seasoned fir firewood
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This is a trailer that's 14' long X 8' wide X 2' deep. The load was
"hand stacked" until the end when to top off the load several pieces
were jammed in the space at the back and thrown on top.
This is a serious amount of weight to tow as the trailer probably
weighed at least 3000 plus lbs empty, and the 2 cords of fir
firewood weighed at least 6000 lbs. Close to 10,000 lbs. Lotta
As mentioned on the Home Page its simple to calculate how much wood
is there. Just multiply the height, width, and depth measurements
and you have your cubic feet. it takes 128 cubic feet to make up a
cord. The finished load is the pic of the trailer with the back
doors closed (far right). You can see its well topped off and jammed
tight in the back.
VS. WET WOOD VS. GREEN WOOD AND SEASONED WOOD - EXPLAINED
Firewood is often described as "dry, wet, green or seasoned"
and often times lots of wood is described as "poor" (I've heard many
descriptions used for poor wood). Usually when describing firewood
it is based mainly on how it burns (obviously). If it burns long,
gives good heat and doesn't keep going out constantly, its usually
considered "nice wood" ..but why? Well, because it means that the
wood is relatively dry and "seasoned" properly. If the wood is
"green" it doesn't burn properly and will likely create frustration
and cold, unhappy people. Also green wood has trapped moisture deep
in the cells. Its this trapped moisture that heats up when in the
fire and expands with no place to go and "pops" and "spits" sparks
onto your carpet.
Green firewood is wood that HASN'T
been cut, split and left open to the air circulation long enough to
dry the cells of the wood all the way through the pieces. When a
live tree is first fallen, it is by most standards considered dead.
But the tree doesn't know this yet. This is the reason that freshly
fallen trees often have live leaves or needles (branches etc) on
them for many months after being dropped. The tree maintains life as
long as there is water in the tree to support the living cells, and
only once the tree uses its moisture content up will the tree accept
the fact that it truly is dead. So, by cutting the tree into 15/16
inch rounds ASAP after falling, the drying process is accelerated
and also helps eliminate dry rot that can set in if moisture remains
trapped in the tree.
our climate (South Okanagan)
the air moisture content is low almost all the time, and this means
that any moisture anywhere is consumed rapidly by the dry
atmosphere. After a rain, grass and puddles etc. tend to dry up
pretty quick. So does "wet" firewood.
So having firewood exposed to the elements even for a couple days of
rain really doesn't change the burn characteristics of the firewood.
Unless the firewood is left wet for a very long time, moisture won't
soak into the wood and will simply dry up like your lawn or that
puddle in your driveway. Sometimes even in the Winter when it
constantly stays well below freezing, we can encounter such low
humidity that the drying process can in fact be quicker than a nice
hot stretch of weather in the Summer!
Firewood can actually become too "dry".
If left for too many years with no moisture contact at all, the wood
becomes so dry that it burns away too quickly. This is the main
problem with "beetle kill pine", it's water supply is completely cut
off by the beetle and the standing live tree consumes all the
moisture available then dies standing. The result is a dry-rot trunk
and newsprint dry upper portions of the tree. The dry-rot trunk is
unusable, and the newsprint dry upper portion burns like newsprint
(poof, its gone in minutes) which means you and your family have to
work shifts around the clock loading the stove to keep some heat.
Just like the old firemen on locomotives!
to make sure you purchase dry, seasoned firewood
from someone you can trust, and you should be good to go.
inadvertently end up with wood that is not properly seasoned,
remember that just a few months or so of leaving the wood alone to dry
out will make it just fine to use. It is never a waste that time
Hopefully this little explanation helps you with making a
decision about the next couple of cords you buy to keep 'ya warm!
lot of time, hard work and expense goes into harvesting quality
We currently have extremely
high quality firewood available!
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DELIVERY INCLUDED - EXPLAINED
delivery area is the City of Penticton and these outlying areas:
Naramata, Summerland, to the north of Penticton and OK Falls to the
south of Penticton and anywhere in between (are considered within
the local area and qualify for free delivery). Free delivery beyond
Penticton City does not apply to the
$30 firewood boxes, however
depending on circumstances at the time, it may work (call).
be an additional fuel surcharge for delivery to Apex Mountain,
Oliver, Osoyoos and areas beyond our local areas noted above.
Delivery is to the local address and the firewood off-loaded only
(not packed or stacked). Every attempt will be made to put the load
as close as possible to the requested storage spot. Any additional
carry, pack, or stack will be quoted by the hour and must be
discussed in advance of delivery.
- Penticton BC - Phone:
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the many repeat customers for their business over the last many
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