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What's a rick of firewood?

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  1. Lucy

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    I keep hearing and seeing people talk about a rick of wood but there doesn't seem to be much agreement on dimensions. The prices here range from $ 50 to 200 for 1 rick of firewood.
    [​IMG]Red Oak Firewood, $60.00 a rick.
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    Seasoned 100% Oak !...
    Cut and then split and stacked for over 12 months to become prime burning firewood ..
    Each log is cut to fit into the most popular sizes of wood stoves and fireplaces ..
    This wood burns clean and hot , will not leave any coating in your chimney pipes at all ...
    Easy to carry and looks great stacked in any home ...
    This firewood is clean and safe for open fire cooking ...

    $175.00 per rick > Cash only ...
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    $49 PER RICK
    $25 PER 1/2 RICK PICKED UP OR
    $99 DELIVERD AND STACKED LOCALLY ONLY

    SPLIT,SEASONED,MIXED HARDWOODS.GUARANTEED TO BURN OR YOUR MONEY BACK

    LOCATED EAST OF BROKEN ARROW 41ST/305TH E AVE
    30107 E 41 ST. STREET

    PICK UP TIMES ARE
    SATURDAY 8AM-5PM
    SUNDAY. 2-5
    CASH ONLY PLEASE

    *BEWARE * SEASONED WOOD SHOULD BE LIGHTER IN WEIGHT, SHOWING CRACKS, BARK PEELING , DARKER IN COLOR
    DONT GET STUCK WITH GREEN WOOD THAT WONT BURN !

    1 RICK OF WOOD = 4' x 8' STACK
    CHRISTIAN OWNED AND OPERATED (got to be careful, some of these guys have spelling problems: prey versus pray)
     
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  2. amateur cutter

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    Around here a rick is 1/2 cord, but that's regional. A face cord is 1/3 of a cord, neither are legal measurements. A cord is the only legal measure of firewood I know of. 128 cubic ft of wood tightly stacked. 180 cubic feet loosely thrown. I hope this helps a bit Lucy.
     
  3. Canadian border VT

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    here a Rick or a run is 1/3 a cord. usually measured 16 inches by 4 feet by 8 feet.. it takes 3 of these to make a full cord..
     
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    Same here....it's about $75 here. And rarely seasoned.
     
  5. Loon

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    'Red Oak Firewood, $60.00 a rick'

    $180 a cord of Oak around here is not likely to ever be seen Lucy.:hair:;) I'd get all you can.:salute:

    The stuff in that picture sure doesn't look ready but with the price they are asking it would be hard to not grab it.:yes:

    Talked to a guy the other day and he's getting $375 a cord of mix right now.:whistle:
     
  6. ironpony

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    1 rick = 2 palletpetes or 1/2 a scottyoverkill possibly 3 eatoncats......................sorry
     
  7. SkidderDone

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    As the other hoarders posted, a rick is 1/3 of a cord. To put it another way, if you had 16" splits and stack them 8' long and 4' high and put 3 right next to each other you'd have a cord. (4x4x8 or 128 cubic feet). I would question how seasoned that oak is but at 60 bucks a rick (if they're dimensionally accurate) I'd get as much as he had or I could afford (if I bought wood) and sit on it for a year. That's a steal!:banana:
     
  8. EnglishBob

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    A cord of wood is the standard measurement. :stack: :stack: :stack:

    A Rick is usually a term for 1/3 of a cord. :stack:

    A Tom is usually a term for 2/3 of a cord or a turkey. :stack: :stack: :beerbbq: :grizz: :chef:

    A BOB is best because he is English and the full package, and a proud member of this wonderful forum:stack: :stack: :stack: .:uk: :pete: :uk: :cheers: :uk:.
     
  9. wildwest

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    I think it's a skiff of a full cord.
     
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    In Pa, the only legal way to sell wood is by the cord.
    A rick or face cord is 1/3 of a cord.

    $60 for a third of a cord of "dry" oak is reasonable. I'd buy it if I needed it and stack it for next year.



    Sale of Firewood in Pennsylvania
    Title 70 of the Pennsylvania Code
    Wood used for fuel shall be sold by the cord of 128 cubic feet (4' x 4' x 8') or fraction thereof and shall be accompanied by a statement or invoice certifying the amount sold and presented to the buyer or his designee at the time of delivery or billing.

    Section 2.11 of the Weights & Measures Act of 1965
    Cord: When used in connection with wood intended for fuel purposes, the amount of wood that is contained in a space of 128 cubic feet (4' x 4' x 8') when the wood is racked and well stowed.

    Firewood may not be advertised or sold by the truck load, the pile, the piece or any other method other than by the cord or fraction there of. There is no such thing as a face cord. An invoice must be given at the time of sale.
     
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    My interpretation of that law would be any measurement as long as it was in cubic feet! Key words "fraction there of".
    Sorry I can't sell you a rick but I can sell you 43 cubic feet!:rofl: :lol:
    Gary
     
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    or you could try selling it by the btu...:bug:

    :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Got some nice green boxelder for ya!:D

    Gary
     
  14. Lucy

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    Thanks amateur cutter, that is the first real explanation i've seen.
     
  15. Lucy

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    That seems to be roughly what they do here.
     
  16. Lucy

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    Hi Loon, fortunately i won't need to buy. Just got curious after reading the threads here. Oak is the main tree around here and Arkansas is pretty poor country in general in comparison to the north.
    I hate to have to buy where you are at. Wished i could send some up there but the gas would be prohibitive.
     
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    :rofl: :lol::thumbs::dex:
     
  18. Lucy

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    Just give it time that will be next :D
     
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    Thanks Gary, just cut down some nice green Locust and nearly killed my poor little 180 . That wood is unreal. Unfortunately most of that is not very big it would be awesome for burning over night.
     
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    Some of our wood working guys here might like it. Isn't that the really interesting reddish wood?
     
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