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    They know. The "little more" is because they'd rather give you more than hear any bitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    They know. The "little more" is because they'd rather give you more than hear any bitching.
    That and in the end it’s just a few pieces of wood. Not like they’re tossing in another gold bar or two.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    it's lagniappe, really

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    it's lagniappe, really
    Well that’s a triple word score right there. Nice.

    Who says the Germans are the only ones with a word for everything?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Cord=128CF=(16*3)*4*8

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    22" is reasonable. how many pieces of 22" can you carry into the house repeatedly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Well if you're buying wood 18" or 24" makes the math easier on a cord. Carrying a load of of 24" or 30" logs is gonna be heavy
    wouldn't you just carry fewer? just carry the same mass

    You'd have to be careful with longer cuts buying in bulk as the longer cut the more air gaps if just randomly thrown in not stacked.
    Lots of people have those outside boilers around here that can take 24" -30"long. Only problem is can wife or small person lift 30" by 18" -20" dia?
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    29ers are all the rage these days

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    16 works good for us.
    Real question is what type of wood are you getting

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    it's lagniappe, really
    Whoa, dude.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    Many folks upcharge for anything other than 16". A consideration is that most fireplaces are their own unique construction and some of them draw really poorly. I would rather have a smaller fire in the center of the flue if that is the case with yours.

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    Small fire is Ranger policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    none of it's exactly hard. But when you're standing there and the guy still has it on the truck wanting to dump it I'd rather do 18 in my head than 16 and 24 rather than 30.
    So is a truck filled with 30 pieces a larger load than the same truck filled with 16 pieces?

    Shakes head.

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    Yeah piled on a truck didn't make sense, I thought of that after but didn't go back and change it.. But that's why I gave the example of a stacked row later, it makes more sense there.

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    Well it would contain less air so Id think that its gotta be more...

    Ive heard that 180 cubic feet of 16 wood thrown in (not stacked) is a cord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Many folks upcharge for anything other than 16". A consideration is that most fireplaces are their own unique construction and some of them draw really poorly. I would rather have a smaller fire in the center of the flue if that is the case with yours.
    This. On many fireplaces a 30" log will not burn as fast at the edges, and or not draw great into the flue from the edges. May not be an issue with yours though.

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    The flu is properly sized for the dimensions of the firebox and is new construction. Nice tall chimney so it should pull nicely. I dont care about air gaps in the cord or paying an extra $50/cord for longer cuts. I'm not burning for heat. Dont care Bout the weight/size either.

    Just seems like common sense to use 26-30" logs vs double wide 16".

    Too much pyro in the genes to burn 2/3 little logs in there.

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    Firewood length

    Buy 2 cords. 1 cut at ~30 the other at 16 and see what you prefer
    Uno mas

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    This is a thread you post in if you are really bored at work. I've got some things to do today so I won't be posting in it.

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    typically the up-charge is for the smaller lengths. its all about cycle time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Sounds like you're buying not cutting your own. In which case buy whatever you get the best deal on. I've never used long logs but I wonder if the the longer pieces burn as completely, especially if you don't take pains to kindle the whole length.
    But get uniform length, bought a cheaper mixed cord from a landscaper and it was a pain.

    now I buy kiln dried kindness, a bit more but worth it ( plus its a neighbor so i get a small discount and feed his kids)

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