Cord of Wood

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A cord of firewood is 128 cubic feet. How many of you buy or sell firewood by the cord as defined?
 

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Down here it's generally by the pickup load, which we consider a half cord.
 

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I've heard a cord is a stack 4 ft. wide by 4 ft. tall by 8 ft. long. Half cord is 2 by 2 by 8. Around here it's sold by the old manure spreader load.
 

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Never did buy firewood as I used to cut all my own firewood. But I did consider a cord as 4x4x8. Now I just collect wood... Perhaps I have a cord of wood for woodworking... Chuck
 

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Never did buy firewood as I used to cut all my own firewood. But I did consider a cord as 4x4x8. Now I just collect wood... Perhaps I have a cord of wood for woodworking... Chuck
I have seen your garage, you have a cord for sure.
 

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Yes, a cord is typically described as 4' x 4' x 8' or 128 cubic feet. When I married into a bunch of up state New York farmers, I found that my English did not cross over word for word. Much of Central New York often assume a cord 2' x 4' x 8', however that is a face cord. They call 4' x 4' x 8' a full cord. Wood is wood, but in many states you can only legally sell it by cord units. Your choice if it is full, half, 1/5, 1/3 or whatever.

Soon many states are going to start a certificate of cleanliness, to limit transfer of, invasive insects, disease, animals and other. Most stores already require such to sell indoors. This includes heat treated. UV treatment has not been enforced here yet.

To throw you a curve, 96 cubic feet is a cord when selling pulpwood...
 
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