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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky_pete000 View Post
    I'll be honest - I was going to comment on that, but I didn't want it to become a self fulfilling prophecy. But the pic totally redeems you....
    I thought for sure you would comment.

    I took today off from work to take care of a bunch of errands and purchase a few parts.

    As the sun was setting I began working on the truck. Using a floor jack, patience, persistence, and a bunch of 2x4 wood I was able to get the automatic transmission bolted in.

    Dangerous as hell but I got that part of the job done.

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    Finished up the transmission swap this evening. I had to make transmission cooler lines out of a roll of 5/16 nickel-copper tubing and have a rear driveshaft made. I replaced the filter and fluid in the transmission as a preventative measure. I was surprised how clean the old fluid was.

    My daughter test drove the truck after and I rode passenger. I had her pull over twice so I could adjust the transmission cable. The test drive was the most rewarding part of the job.

    This weekend we are to finish the interior.
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    Hauled two loads of wood this evening and have slightly more than two to haul tomorrow evening.

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    Looks like good easy splitting wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTHunter08 View Post
    Looks like good easy splitting wood.
    It does split easy. When I pulled up and saw the diameter of the big stuff I thought I was in for whooping. I was very happy with the first piece I split. I removed three loads today and have to go back for a half load tomorrow.

    I’ll have my years supply of wood completed tomorrow evening though I know I’ll be hoarding more wood come fall.
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    Maybe I missed somewhere in this thread, but how many cords do you go thru in a year? And do you use a maul or machine to split it?

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    I use a maul and 8 pound sledge hammer on my stuff and typically split as I load the furnace. I have an outdoor furnace which provides all my heat including hot water. I estimate I use 10 cord per year.

    I use a hydraulic splitter when splitting for friends. Using a splitter allows me to split smaller and much quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsman View Post
    I use a maul and 8 pound sledge hammer on my stuff and typically split as I load the furnace. I have an outdoor furnace which provides all my heat including hot water. I estimate I use 10 cord per year.

    I use a hydraulic splitter when splitting for friends. Using a splitter allows me to split smaller and much quicker.
    Nice. I like outdoor furnaces, just don't want to fork out the money to put one in. I burn about 6-8 cords a year in my indoor wood stove. A lot of dust and dirt, but I only burn a small amount of oil per year, as supplemental to the wood.

    I split all my wood with an 8 pound maul. But, I am selective in the wood I choose to split. No knotty crap! Now that my son is 15 he is a big help, although I enjoy doing it. I figure it is a good workout for him in addition to his weight training. Should make him hit the baseball further!
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    I purchased my furnace a few years before the prices went through the roof and the emissions stuff started. When I run into overly knotty pieces I lay them on their side and rip them 1/2 to 3/4 then whack the cut with a maul. It takes a very sharp chain to do this method with ease. Otherwise the chain, engine, and bar take undue wear.
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    Attended the JLCAR hearing today about NHF&G’s proposed rule changes. I’ll leave it at: NH sportspersons need to get involved in the process at public hearings.

    After the hearing I checked the N.H. moose lottery results. No NH moose permit for me.

    I need to get back to Canada for moose.
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