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i'm sure this has been on here loads before so shot me down!!

say ash cordwood, green, would you expect to get about 2.5 cube of loose split logs out of a ton of cord?

tell me experts as i'm clueless :D 

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They will not help.


You will average 1.75m3 / tonne if you were to split 25 18T loads.

That gives you an accurate figure.

Process another 25 loads and I would say that the volume will vary less than 2.5%.

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2 hours ago, defender tipper said:

Just to add to that if I may, how much loose split cube would one get form Hardwood stacked cord cube?

Depends on how straight the cordwood, dia and length but say reasonably straight 1m lengths and 7 -16cm dia hardwood then something like 1.5m3 loose split logs from one m3 stack of cordwood allowing for airspaces.

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Have a look in the blue book, there are some calculations in there that might take your interest.

Blue book? where would one get a copy of this?

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1 hour ago, Doobop said:

Blue book?emoji12.png where would one get a copy of this?

The FC used to do them but i have a feeling its no longer available, not the cheapest of books either, last one i got about 7-8 yrs ago and about £40 ish after lending some one my other one that never came back,

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