Our firewood is cut, split and delivered. We cut and split the wood to your desired length. Firewood is top quality hardwood (oak, maple, birch. beech, ash etc). Firewood is delivered, within a 20 mile radius of Hollis Center, ME, an extra fee may be applied if you live more than 20 miles away. The Maine state law states that you can sell firewood two different ways, by loose thrown cord or by stacked. Below is the defintions of the state law for these two options.
A stacked or standard cord is a measure of wood, bark and air: 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, or its equivalent, containing 128 cubic feet when the wood is ranked and well stowed. “Ranked and well stowed” means that pieces of wood are placed in a row, with individual pieces touching and parallel to each other, and stacked in a compact manner. Any voids that will accommodate a stick, log or bolt of average dimensions to those in that pile must be deducted from the measured volume.
Maine law also defines a loose thrown cord as: “Fuel wood, when sold loose and not ranked and well stowed, shall be sold by the cubic foot or loose cord, unless other arrangements are made between the buyer and seller. When sold by the loose cord, the wood in any cord shall average either 12 inches, 16 inches, or 24 inches in length. When so sold, the volume of the cord shall be: a cord of wood 12 to 16 inches in length shall mean the amount of wood, bark and air contained in a space of 180 cubic feet; and a cord of wood 24 inches in length shall mean the amount of wood, bark and air contained in a space of 195 cubic feet.”
Firewood dealers usually deliver loose thrown cords. The volume of a loose thrown cord can best be measured in a container, i.e., a truck. Once a loose thrown cord is stacked it should measure somewhere between 115 and 124 cubic feet per cord.(taken from the State of Maine website).
150 to 60% efficiency of burning unit.
270% efficiency of furnace.
* BTU (British Thermal Unit) is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree F.
These charts are taken from this website