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whats a cord of wood?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been reading recent posts recommending various chainsaws depending on how much wood you cut. I was wondering what you guys in the US call a cord is? how do you measure it?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


4 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and 8 feet long.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Usually three rows of 16 inch long pieces.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks for the quick reply. must measure my shed tomorrow
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's a FULL CORD, 3 FACE CORD in a FULL CORD. A FACE CORD is 16",s wide by 4'high by 8'long. $55.00 around here, CENT NY, fresh cut. SEASONED,one years drying time $15.00 more.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well Joe IRL, Thats what I have been told too, 4'x 4' x8' long.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Joe IRL,

Don't matter how you slice it, one US cord is 128 cubic feet. Usually 4Feet X 4Feet X 8Feet.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think a face cord is a legal measurement here in Ohio. I know it is not legal to sell wood by anything except by the cord but that law is completely overlooked all the time, unless it has been repealed that I am not aware of.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

About $275 around here, cut and split "8^)
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

from the net:

A face cord of wood is a stack of wood that measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. The depth of a face cord will vary depending on the length of the wood. Most firewood is cut to a length of 16 to 18 inches.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

bill mart wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:37:17 03/09/13) from the net:

A face cord of wood is a stack of wood that measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long. The depth of a face cord will vary depending on the length of the wood. Most firewood is cut to a length of 16 to 18 inches.
People are always trying to fine a way to dupe others. Another good example is the shrinking pound can of coffee. Crying or Very sad
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1 cord = 128 cubic feet
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Joe There are a lot of Wood Peddlers that sell "Face Cords" It is not a Full cord, Why because most modern Stoves and Fire Places just won't accommodate 2 ft long wood! But these wood peddlers price their wood at a full cord rate.
There are a few who will expand the size of their cords to make up for the shorter wood difference.
I have a man I deal with who still cuts what I call legal length wood, 22 to 26in wood, our price is about 170/Cord.
Later,
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does anyone actually still screw around with "face" cords in the real world? I mean... the wood comes off the back of a porter, goes through a processor and up a belt into a truck that holds anywhere from 2 cord to 15 cord depending on wether they"re using a single axle or a tridem end dump. Anyone I know doing commercial firewood is scaling on the cubic footage of the box as the wood lands off the conveyor... and a cord is simply 128 cubic feet of wood.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: whats a cord of wood? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


A cord of wood needs also to be stacked tightly enough. This is defined as "a squirrel can sneak through a space between pieces but not the cat that is chasing it" This is from our state department of agriculture from some years ago.
 
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