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Posted by Steve Ackman on January 22, 2009, 4:42 am
 
  Someone might have typed at some time in some message
on some date:


  Two years ago I bought a "cord" of wood.  The problem
with a cord is that the wood must be stacked.  Stacking
is not only inexact, but labor intensive, so some wood
sellers opt for a larger volume of piled wood.  The cord
I got two years ago was delivered in a 4'x6'x8' dump
body; the center of the pile extending even higher than
the 4' sides.  I didn't have any more desire to stack it
than did the vendor, but I can guarantee that if I had,
it would have been a generous cord indeed.  Sometimes
"usually" units are simply more convenient for the seller,
and more valuable to the buyer.


  
  A face cord of 24" lengths is stacked.  It's a half
cord.  A face cord of 16" lengths is likewise stacked,
and is 1/3 cord.  
  

  Yes, completely daft to anyone who doesn't buy or
sell firewood... but certainly no more daft than using
a BBS to post to Usenet in the 21st century.




Posted by Neon John on January 22, 2009, 4:44 pm
 
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:42:00 -0500, Steve Ackman


I got screwed royally on a deal like that 2 years ago.  A weekender up
here who has a tree service offered me "a dump truck load" of wood for
$50. (wood sells around here for $0-100 a cord)  He has a tree
service and had had his dump truck up here before.  It is a regular
medium sized construction dump truck.  It didn't look THAT  much
smaller so I let him dump it.

When friendly local teenager and I got it stacked, it measured 1.5
cords.  I was reamed.  I knew better too.  I know how much wood can be
"fluffed up" by random piling.  

the wheel turns and now he needs some RV repairs.  Hehehe.

John

Posted by The Tagge's on January 22, 2009, 9:53 pm
 I have heard that th"face cord" is a pile of wood that is 4 foot by 8 foot,
without specifying the depth.  Thus a 4x8 sheet of 1/4 plywood qualifies.


Posted by clare on January 23, 2009, 12:10 am
 wrote:


A face cord is 4X8X16" (stove length) and is 1/3 of a bush cord -
which is 4X4X8 feet. and is defined by Canadian Weights and Measures.


Posted by harry k on January 23, 2009, 4:59 am
 On Jan 22, 4:10pm, cl...@snyder.on.ca wrote:

I seriously doubt that there is a _legal_ definition of a face cord.
Could you post a cite?

Harry K

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