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Old 02-17-2017, 12:32 AM   #11
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The only wood I've seen out on the N. Nevada deserts is a few solitary cotton woods and some patches of juniper, it must have been tough for miners to get firewood or roof beams for their rock sided cabins.



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Old 02-17-2017, 12:35 AM   #12
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Suggest to him to get a cord of ironwood, however, I think that I had heard it was a protected wood. I have seen a knife handle made with it and it's beautiful. Bet it does a number on bars and chains.
I would think most prudent people would just plain stop when the oil on their bar bursts into flames.


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I don't understand how people claim they don't know a cord when they deliver it. It's not like it's some arbitrary size.. 4' x 4' x 8' stacked well is a full cord.
We do face cords at 3 to a full cord... 16" x 4' x 8' is a face cord for us

Some do it "whatever the hell they want" x 4' x 8' and some don't even care about the face size, and sell you crap.

In Arkansas it's an offense to misrepresent the sale of wood in standards, from $100 to $700 fine but no one has ever been charged, and people don't seem to bother getting ripped off.

There are a few good sellers though, and they get good business.

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A pickup bed (8') level is not a full cord, it is a pickup load of wood, a full cord from a firewood company around here has sideboards up about 18"-20" above the top of the bed.

Iron wood is superb wood to burn, probably not in your area of AZ bbq. My dad did some Government work down by Gila Bend, and they bulldozed out a lot of Ironwood trees, he brought home a huge stack (not cut) of wood about 8' high 16' diameter, we cut it with an axe... that's what slave labor children are for.

You used to be able to buy iron wood carved stuff down in Mexico, but I think they have denuded all their stands of iron wood. Iron wood is so dense it sinks in water.

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A pickup bed (8') level is not a full cord, it is a pickup load of wood, a full cord from a firewood company around here has sideboards up about 18"-20" above the top of the bed.

Iron wood is superb wood to burn, probably not in your area of AZ bbq. My dad did some Government work down by Gila Bend, and they bulldozed out a lot of Ironwood trees, he brought home a huge stack (not cut) of wood about 8' high 16' diameter, we cut it with an axe... that's what slave labor children are for.

You used to be able to buy iron wood carved stuff down in Mexico, but I think they have denuded all their stands of iron wood. Iron wood is so dense it sinks in water.

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I have an eagle carved from iron wood. It would make one heck of a weapon if needed.
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A pickup bed (8') level is not a full cord,

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In my world, 2 well stacked level pickup beds qualifies as a cord.
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In my world, 2 well stacked level pickup beds qualifies as a cord.
Yeah that would be pretty close.

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