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Wood Tips

DELIVERY

To make delivery as convenient as possible for every one, we will call a day or two ahead and ask you to mark the drop site with a plastic bag tied to a stake exactly where you want us to drop the wood. Put the check in a ziploc inside the plastic bag. This way you can go about your daily routine uninterrupted. It often gives us a quick clue from the road as to whether we need to back in or drive in. This saves us a little time and a lot of guessing. If you have plans for us to drop the wood out in your yard, we need to know this so we can plan delivery when the ground is solid. The drop site must be a place where the truck will not be on a side hill when the wood is dumped. The truck is 11 1/2 feet tall before raising the box, so wires and branches must be accounted for.

DRYING YOUR WOOD

Best set-up: woodshed with main opening facing south for maximum exposure to the sun.

Good set-up: ventilated shed or stacked pile with top covered, leaving sides open to air.

Poor set-up: uncovered pile on north side of house or under trees with no sun.

Worst set-up: pile dumped under trees on the ground, tightly covered with tarp, trapping moisture under it.

Starter Log is the best and most convenient fire starter we have found – one match does it every time. It is a mixture of sawdust and paraffin wax. Just break off small chunks as needed. (Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot)

FUEL COST COMPARISONS

What is a Cord?

(b) Cord means the amount of wood which is contained in a space of 128 cubic feet, when the wood is ranked and well stowed. The dimensions for a standard cord of wood are four feet in height, eight feet in width and four feet in depth and shall be stated whenever the term is used. (NYS Weights and Measures)

2 1/2 Cord delivery will stack to 8’x 10′ x 4′ containing 320 cubic feet

5 Cord delivery will stack to 8’x 20′ x 4′ containing 640 cubic feet

What is a Face Cord?

(c) Face cord means the front or face of a standard cord, i.e., four feet in height and eight feet in width, and the depth being defined by the length of the cut wood expressed in inches. The dimensions shall be stated whenever the term face cord is used in any representation. (NYS Weights and Measures)

Finger Lakes Firewood uses the Standard Cord (4’x4’x8′) as the unit of sale, not Face Cords

FUEL

$ PER UNIT

BTUs per SALE UNIT

COST per 25,000,000 BTU

Wood
Coal
Wood pellets
Oil
Gas
Gas
Propane
Electric

$210 Cord
$230 Ton
$279 Ton
$2.75 Gal.
$15 / 1000 cu.ft
$1.40 Therm
$2.79 Gal
$.11 KWH

25,000,000
25,000,000
16,000,000
138,500
1,075,000
100,000
91,000
3,412

$210
$230
$436
$495
$349
$350
$767
$806