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• I understand bush cord to mean a full cord which has not been cut to the needed lenghts or split for use, it can have logs of any size in it, even longer
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I understand "bush cord" to mean a full cord which has not been cut to the needed lenghts or split for use, it can have logs of any size in it, even longer than 4ft, for example: if you cut down a tree the largest parts of the trunk go on the bottom of the stack the rest is stacked inbetween and on the big ones, until it is a cord by volume, the good thing is if you don't waste your cuts you can get more than a cord stacked out of it after it is split etc, Am I understanding right?

Thumper.......

Bill Aycock <baycock@...> wrote:

Richard-
Thanks- It appears that the definition of a "bush Cord" is, then, the same
as the definition of a "Cord", ie, 4'x4'x8', or 128 cubic feet, stacked
loosely. I wonder why the word "bush" was added?

Bill

At 02:52 PM 11/10/01 -0000, you wrote:
>--- In woodheat@y..., Bill Aycock wrote:
>> In a recent post, I saw reference to a "Bush Cord" as a quantity of
>wood. I
>> am familiar with the definition of a Cord, and of the miss-applied
>term
>> "Face Cord", but -- what is a "Bush Cord"?
>> Bill
>> -
>Bill:
>
>A face cord is one row of firewood stacked 4' high and 8'long by
>approx. 14" wide. The row could be 12" wide if the individual pieces
>of wood are cut that length to fit narrow stoves/fireplaces, or even
>24" wide if they're cut to fit large open fireplaces. However, a face
>cord is always only one row deep.
>
>A bush cord is several rows of firewood (normally 3, but how many
>depends on the length of the individual pieces of wood comprising the
>rows,) measuring 4' high, 8' long and 4' wide.
>
>Thanks to Lynn and Kate for the mositure meter referrals. If any
>southern Ontarions have any personal experience/sources, would love to
>
>Richard
>
>

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• To add to the confusion, the size of a rick is variable too, it is in most places a 1/3rd of a cord, but not always... Thumper........ Harmon Seaver
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To add to the confusion, the size of a "rick" is variable too, it is in most places a 1/3rd of a cord, but not always...

Thumper........

Harmon Seaver <hseaver@...> wrote:

If someone tried to sell me a "face cord" that had wood less than
16" I'd complain loudly. A face cord should be a 1/3 of a full cord.

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• I used to sell birch firewood, and my cords were birch logs cut 8 long, hauled it in a small 5-ton dumptruck, which worked out quite well as th buyer could
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I used to sell birch firewood, and my cords were birch logs cut 8'
long, hauled it in a small 5-ton dumptruck, which worked out quite well
as th buyer could easily measure the cord pretty exactly in the dump box
(I just hauled one cord at a time) and it was easy for me to load with a

Thumper Lunatic wrote:

>
>
> I understand "bush cord" to mean a full cord which has not been cut to
> the needed lenghts or split for use, it can have logs of any size in
> it, even longer than 4ft, for example: if you cut down a tree the
> largest parts of the trunk go on the bottom of the stack the rest is
> stacked inbetween and on the big ones, until it is a cord by volume,
> the good thing is if you don't waste your cuts you can get more than a
> cord stacked out of it after it is split etc, Am I understanding
> right?
>
> Thumper.......
>
>
>
> Bill Aycock <baycock@...> wrote:
>
> Richard-
> Thanks- It appears that the definition of a "bush Cord" is,
> then, the same
> as the definition of a "Cord", ie, 4'x4'x8', or 128 cubic
> feet, stacked
> loosely. I wonder why the word "bush" was added?
>

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• Thumper & Harmon: My own sense is that before the market existed for firewood sold in small amounts, a cord was a cord, whether already cut to burnable lengths
Message 1 of 12 , Nov 13, 2001
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Thumper & Harmon:

My own sense is that before the market existed for firewood sold in
small amounts, a cord was a cord, whether already cut to burnable
lengths or still in 4' lengths as Harmon used to deliver his.

Support for my view may lie in an appealing book by the Canadian naive
artist William Kurelek who wrote and illustrated "Lumberjack" about
his experience in the woods of northern Ontario in the '40's or '50's.
I seem to recall him cutting and stacking by the river "cords" (rather
than "bush cords") of pulp wood by cross-cut saw, in anticipation of
the spring lumber drive. The stacks of course were 4' high and 8'
long, comprising only 4' lengths of wood.

Richard

(I think) cutting cordwood. --- In woodheat@y..., Harmon Seaver
<hseaver@c...> wrote:
> I used to sell birch firewood, and my cords were birch logs cut
8'
> long, hauled it in a small 5-ton dumptruck, which worked out quite
well
> as th buyer could easily measure the cord pretty exactly in the dump
box
> (I just hauled one cord at a time) and it was easy for me to load
with a
>
>
>
> Thumper Lunatic wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > I understand "bush cord" to mean a full cord which has not been
cut to
> > the needed lenghts or split for use, it can have logs of any size
in
> > it, even longer than 4ft, for example: if you cut down a tree the
> > largest parts of the trunk go on the bottom of the stack the rest
is
> > stacked inbetween and on the big ones, until it is a cord by
volume,
> > the good thing is if you don't waste your cuts you can get more
than a
> > cord stacked out of it after it is split etc, Am I understanding
> > right?
> >
> > Thumper.......
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill Aycock <baycock@h...> wrote:
> >
> > Richard-
> > Thanks- It appears that the definition of a "bush Cord" is,
> > then, the same
> > as the definition of a "Cord", ie, 4'x4'x8', or 128 cubic
> > feet, stacked
> > loosely. I wonder why the word "bush" was added?
> >
>
> --
> Harmon Seaver, MLIS
> CyberShamanix
> Work 920-203-9633
> Home 920-233-5820
> hseaver@c...
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