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#271702 - 09/06/09 01:16 PM Call me lazy...
bridgman Offline
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... but I'm *really* happy with this new toy :



My house is built around a big masonry heater which does a pretty good job of heating the place as long as I burn a couple of medium-large fires a day in it. The downside has always been the pain-in-the-butt nature of hauling in enough firewood, particularly since there is a high efficiency furnace just begging to take care of the heating with zero effort on my part ;\)

Anyways, after a couple of attempts at cobbling together some kind of cart arrangement for hauling firewood around, and always failing because the wheels were too small to navigate the land, the gravel driveway and the stairs/porch, I finally weakened and picked up a ready-made firewood cart with 20" wheels. What a difference; it used to take more than one trip to bring enough wood in for a single fire; now I can bring enough for 3-4 fires in with a single trip. The firewood rack is finally filled up after living here for a few years.

The nice thing is that I can wheel this around the property cutting up fallen trees without wishing I had a tractor or a horse to haul the wood out. It's also pretty good for hauling out the occasional "what the heck did I put in this ?" heavier-than-spec garbage cans.


Edited by bridgman (09/06/09 01:28 PM)
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#271703 - 09/06/09 01:28 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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Nice, I could use something like that for carrying wood for my smoker. I use a wheel barrel right now.

Where did ya get it?
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#271704 - 09/06/09 01:31 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: Wid]
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They're made by Carts Vermont and sold in Canada by Lee Valley Tools. There's a dealer list on the site somewhere :

http://www.cartsvermont.com/
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#271705 - 09/06/09 01:42 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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Lazy. I carry each load of my natural gas in my lungs.


Edited by kcarlile (09/06/09 01:42 PM)
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#271706 - 09/06/09 01:48 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: Ken.C]
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I think the natural gas forms somewhere further down your system...
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#271714 - 09/06/09 06:52 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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Geez, I just derailed my own thread...

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The nice thing is that I can wheel this around the property cutting up fallen trees


Note to self... wasps build nests under downed trees & cut-up pieces. If you go around picking up all the pieces at the same time you will get many many wasp bites.

Stupid cart.


Edited by bridgman (09/06/09 07:35 PM)
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#271715 - 09/06/09 07:02 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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Pretty cool, John. Isn't it great to find a product that actually does just what you need done?
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#271721 - 09/06/09 08:43 PM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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I coulda used that sucker for my last portage this weekend.
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#271749 - 09/07/09 07:05 AM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: fredk]
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Life's too short to not have the right piece of equipment for each job.

Damn, I have to remember to tell my wife that next time I want a woodworking tool!
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#271757 - 09/07/09 09:57 AM Re: Call me lazy... [Re: bridgman]
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 Originally Posted By: bridgman


Note to self... wasps build nests under downed trees & cut-up pieces. If you go around picking up all the pieces at the same time you will get many many wasp bites.


You may also want to keep an eye out for termites. We *used to* keep our firewood inside until the little buggers decided to swarm one night. Good thing we have the house treated with Termidor. But just the same, we're not taking chances.

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