Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?
A cord is a cord is a cord. A face cord is something else.
My wife buys the firewood these days, and stacks it. I haven't measure the cordage yet. Not that it matters much.
W/ 18" logs, how has it been offered to you? Is it already stacked in someone yd and you go get it? If it is stacked 4' tall and 4' wide, then that is a face cord and you get what you pay for it. If you buy three of those you will have more than a full cord, but, so what? How much wood do you think you need?
If someone delivers it to you, how are they going to deliver it? Pickup truck? Dump truck? We get it by the dump truck. The dump bed holds so many cords. It is filled by a conveyor. The guys around here have special cutters and splitters and conveyors. They mechanically place the log they want worked up onto a bench which cuts the log to 16 or 18 inches, dropping the chunk onto a bed where a ram pushes the chunk thru a star plate quartering it. Then those quarters fall into a pile and a conveyor belt runs them up into the bed of the truck. Pretty neat.
I don't know what the firewood costs.
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