How much wood does my outdoor wood boiler use? Make a guess and you’ll have a chance to win.
I cut up a medium-sized tree. I started burning it on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was blustery and in the 30’s. We kept the house at 75F, and the door to the uninsulated porch open most of the time.
I’ll show a few pictures of the cutting process, and you’ll get a feel for the size of the tree.
This elm tree died and fell over into a field, so it needed to be cut up before planting. I used the bale carrier on the tractor to apply upward pressure so my chainsaw wouldn’t be pinched as I cut down through the trunk, separating the tree from the roots.
I pulled the tree by the wood boiler. Shepherd held goggles over his eyes as I cut it up.
I use the bale carrier to lift the tree off the ground to make it easier to cut.
How long do you think this tree lasted? Make your guess in days, and put it in the comments. Closest one wins a $25 gift certificate to Kiva. One entry per person. No duplicate days, first one with the right number wins. Good luck!