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Old 07-06-2022, 10:42 PM   #11
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Josée…thanks. Good eye for detail in regards to face cord. I was a bit panicked when folks were quoting 15-20 cords🤦*♀️ I missed that. Thanks for sharing the groovy yurt experience of another
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Old 07-07-2022, 09:26 AM   #12
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I'm thinking one full cord a month won't heat a small log cabin in the 'pre climate change' Canadian north. If the

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season is seven months that's approximately two full cords a month, or one cord every two weeks, or a half cord a week. It might be face cords, but my guess is no.

I've read it would take a month for a man to cut and split a winters worth of firewood up north. Taking that literally, and based on 15 cords, that would be cutting and splitting a 4x4x8 full cord every couple days. I do know something about labor having carpentered since 1973, and still working right now in fact. That amount of work every couple days is reasonable.
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Old 07-31-2022, 12:05 AM   #13
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10 cords of rounds the right length for your fire box

1 cord split

Lots of bucked but not sized logs

I person who splits their wood warms themselves twice. You'd be surprised how much heat you don't need from your stove when you're doing your splitting mid-winter. Leave the snow on your roof, too.
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:31 AM   #14
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Cut it, load it in truck, unload it, split it, stack it, fire the stove. Lots of work. But work is VERY good for your health.

My wife and I cut two truckloads yesterday. I LOVE chainsawing wood, and splitting it with a gas splitter. Very satisfying work.
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Cut it, load it in truck, unload it, split it, stack it, fire the stove. Lots of work. But work is VERY good for your health.

My wife and I cut two truckloads yesterday. I LOVE chainsawing wood, and splitting it with a gas splitter. Very satisfying work.
Great topic. We live next to a Siberian larch forest on common land. I believe we can take fallen wood. At the moment I have limited tools (a hand axe and a circular saw) and a 4WD truck with a short bed (Ssangyong Musso) for transporting.

Within a small budget, how can I setup my own firewood collection, preparation and storage? Links are welcome.

We don't need a full

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solution because we've got underfloor electric heating and low-cost electricity but I'd like to have additional heating for our waking hours. We live in our gers full time and our climate is extreme. January averages in our mountain camp in Mongolia is -33C (-27F) average low and -19C (-2F) average high. We're below freezing for 9 months of the year at night.
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We don't need a full heating solution because we've got underfloor electric heating and low-cost electricity but I'd like to have additional heating for our waking hours.
I´m suggesting IR-heating panels.....
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I´m suggesting IR-heating panels.....
My underfloor heating is IR-film. It's not cheap to run but not terrible. How would IR-panels be different?

Firewood is essentially free except the labour to collect it and prepare it. I'm retired so I've got the time to do the work required.
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My underfloor heating is IR-film. It's not cheap to run but not terrible. How would IR-panels be different?
OK - my assumption was an dry underfloor heating, with the radiant heat transferring through the floor itself:

Infrared Panels vs Underfloor Heating

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Firewood is essentially free except the labour to collect it and prepare it. I'm retired so I've got the time to do the work required.
Moving the old muscles & bones keeps you fresh & healthy

But you asked for a solution, to have additional heating for your waking hours.

Beside electric heating - which is cheap as you wrote - I can´t see any alternative possibility....
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"Moving the old muscles & bones keeps you fresh & healthy."

Damn straight.
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OK - my assumption was an dry underfloor heating, with the radiant heat transferring through the floor itself:

Infrared Panels vs Underfloor Heating



Moving the old muscles & bones keeps you fresh & healthy

But you asked for a solution, to have additional heating for your waking hours.

Beside electric heating - which is cheap as you wrote - I can´t see any alternative possibility....
Electricity costs about US$0.04 per kWh normally but might be free at night in winter or we might get a free allowance of 350kWh per month. Depending on what the government decides. The free night time electricity would be better for us. Unfortunately, 350kWh is hardly anything for electric heating in winter. Our previous house - a rental - needed 10 times that to heat it with electricity in the coldest months.

What could be cheaper than free wood? We have the stoves already, just not installed yet. This model. I believe it's a German brand or design, if that is significant.


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