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Obtaining firewood
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:42:26 AM »
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 07:43:08 PM »
  Very basic, dn,t know if this fits this thread but for city dwellers an easy way to collect firewood is to get pallets. Yes you will have to take out the nails, but a lot of pallet material is made from hard woods and is generally well seasoned. Some of it is also good to make charcoal from. The best thing is that they are cheap or free. Also you don't need to purchase a chainsaw to process it. Just use that old blade on pretty much any electric saw you have, table saw, skil saw, chop saw, or even a jig saw. I've seen a few posts lately about getting in shape, so get the rust off of that old hand saw and get to work...lol
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 08:17:59 PM »
True about the pallets. Also they stack really well once cut up, almost zero wasted space.
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 11:39:08 PM »
Yes and they are a really dry source of wood too.
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 08:13:08 AM »
My neighbour's house is mostly wood, good source of heat when I need it. The newly rebuilt garage is also accessible.

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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 08:31:29 AM »
 Crews that are doing brushing and tree removal usually will let you take the bigger stuff. Also untreated power poles and fence posts can be burnt.
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 10:37:46 AM »
There is a lot of dead fall in the gulleys around here.  It's city property, and would be a pain to pull out of there, but I wonder if anyone would care?  You could always hook a wire rope to a log and pull it out of there with a 4x4 or even a block and tackle.
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 01:11:37 PM »
Oh yeah people report you for that. They don't want it for themselves, they just don't want you to have it.
BUT, if you have coveralls and a fluorescent vest, they may think you are a city worker.

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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 03:25:03 PM »
Oh yeah people report you for that. They don't want it for themselves, they just don't want you to have it.
BUT, if you have coveralls and a fluorescent vest, they may think you are a city worker.


Don't forget to have one guy leaning on a shovel, and don't move to fast...that's a dead giveaway...lol
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 07:11:53 PM »
Do not forget also supervisor standing by watching the guy with shovel and you working.
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2015, 07:58:56 PM »
Do not forget also supervisor standing by watching the guy with shovel and you working.
Henry

Hey now, don't be too hard on those supervisors...lol They had to bend a lot of shovel handles and buy a lot of beer to get to where they are today....
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Re: Obtaining firewood
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2015, 04:27:32 PM »
Actually if you want to make it realistic there should be three white hats for every worker and usually they will not even pick up a shovel to even lean on in case someone thinks they are working. :))
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