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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wood pile cover?

I've got about a 60' long row of stacked firewood held in place by intermittent wooden pallets. I'd like to cover the wood for the winter with something better than tarps. Any suggestions on how to cover a woodpile this large without breaking the bank? A friend suggested roofing panels but I think buying them new would be very expensive.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 04:14 PM
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Re: Wood pile cover?

Use clear plastic painters dropcloth, sun can still get to it to season it...
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 12:46 AM
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Re: Wood pile cover?

we just use blue tarps. Works well enough.

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Re: Wood pile cover?

If you know anyone that works in the gas well industry, see if they can get you a few pieces of impoundment(pond) liner........

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old mining belt

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 12:13 PM
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Re: Wood pile cover?

With the size pile your looking to cover the only cheap alternative would be a tarp or a pool liner someone is replacing.
I sank 4X4 into the ground, started T-1-11 around 4 " above ground level for ventilation and built a 12'X 12' 3 sided shed.
Left the front open which I cover with a heavy tarp when the snows start. I put pallets for flooring. Wood can age nicely, is easy to get to from the house and easy to replenish.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 01:09 PM
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Old roofing tin, look along the highway or ask trucking companies for wore out flatbed tarps, cut runners out of them, that will cover 58-60 feet including the ends, just cover the top. Junkyard might have used tin laying around. Tarps degrade, new tin is too much $$.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 08:59 PM
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I use old rubber roofing. Can be got for next to nothing from larger roofing companies.
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Agree with old mine belt. It's made in widths from 30 inch to 6 feet. If you know anyone at a coal mine, it can be had for free. Can cut with a razor knife or chainsaw. Won't ever blow off, and is flexible.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-07-2014, 08:48 AM
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Re: Wood pile cover?

I'll post a pic of mine later today. Mine is about 70 feet if I remember, I covered mine with old roofing tin and with a 2x4 frame all items found on craigslist etc for a total of $100

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