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    Board Feet of Oak

    I had some trees cut down to make room for solar. I had the trunks cut into boards at the local saw mill. I ended up with about 488 bd/ft of some really nice Red Oak. Some of it is quarter sawn. Some of it is 2" thick.

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    Always love milling lumber, looks like some nice boards Leo

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    That does look like a nice little haul, when is the solar going in?
    Darren

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    Man oh man, what a haul.
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    Nice stuff! Probably ought to get some end grain sealer on them to reduce checking, though.
    Jim D.
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    That's the best kind of wood to work....homegrown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Nice stuff! Probably ought to get some end grain sealer on them to reduce checking, though.
    What Jim said. I like the Lee Valley end sealer, but anything is better than nothing. And, a straight, level, stickered pile under one of those firewood roofs.
    That's a nice haul, Leo. Some very satisfying future projects there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    That does look like a nice little haul, when is the solar going in?

    Solar is going in as soon as possible. HUGE paperwork, but the installer is doing all of it. Massachusetts is really promoting it and giving some great incentives as well as a 30% Federal incentive and solar renewable energy credits. I am NOT leasing, I am buying, which makes a HUGE difference in savings, but is a bit more to go through the process.

    "aggravation" - goes between more and to after , but is a bit more............... -- but the typing keeps location to above Solar. aggravating

    On the wood - I will be sealing the ends before I sticker and store for drying.

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    Nice haul of wood there Leo, soon you will be catching up to a Michigander I know. Oh wait you would have to cull a forest to get to his stash level.

    So whats the solar going to be capable of producing when all done as in how many watts per hour?
    cheers

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    Solar is going to be about 9,000 per year.

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