My firewood is stacked on a cement slab next to and partly under the
deck. Is this ok. How close to the brick house can the firewood be
Right now some pieces are only 2 inches away. The wood is 10 months
old, very dense and shows no rotting at all or insects at all. Just
like new except maybe the color is a fifth of a shade darker.
That's great. Thanks.
I had a friend who grew up on a small farm in Illinois, became a NYC
lawyer, read books on how to build your own summer home and built one
with short logs laid from outside to inside like in the picture.
Although bigger diameter and not as many.
Well, they kept shinking and he had to keep filling in with cement.
He did however do most of the work by himself and with friends and a
little with a paid crew, plus paying someone to blast out enough to
make the bottom of the house on a flat spot. And paying for one other
big thing. Plus I think his enormous windows (pretty much window in
one direction) came with installation maybe.
Check out this pic. Wonder if this guy has insect problems with the
way he has his wood stored?
That looks like one of Mother Earth News' idea of a wonderful house. I went
to their farm back in '82 and most of the displays and homes were
Mine's been stacked like that for years without problem. Every now and
then when spraying around house for ants, etc. I'll also spray base of
stacked wood. You generally need damp conditions and route to soil to
get termites. Next door neighbor got them and now, fortunately, his
treatment killed all in the area. Before that, another neighbor offered
me wood stored on ground, away from his house, and it was termite
infested - no thanks.
Keep it far enough away so that you can easily clean and inspect the
foundation. Keep the wood dry and move it monthly. My personal
preference is to keep wood at least 20 feet away from the house (who
wants termites 2" away?)
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