Time to start on building this heat pump shelter before the snow starts to fall. Last year was terrible weather for the big fan on the heat pump. The constant snow fall and thawing temperatures meant plenty of ice build up on the heat pump fan. I’ve never done log work like this before so its all new to me. Time to start on the corner posts.
Last November I bought a ripping chain for the saw, based on the bar size I had, to use for slabbing some of the smaller spruce and fir. Online retailer Bailey’s recommended one they had and I bought it. Today I went to install the chain and clearly there’s a sizing problem.
The missus was spying some of the hand crafted dough bowls on one of those picture gallery web sites today. I asked her if she wanted one and while she didn’t say yes, I assume she did. I’ve never made one… but there’s always a first time. Time to crank up the chainsaw.
My ‘wish list’ includes something to slab logs. Until the money comes around, I had this idea in my head for a while and finally put it to creation. 2 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood and 4 car jacks. Using a small saw,a Stihl MS230.
Difficulty running at 100%… well, … this weekend we were blocking and splitting firewood. My go-to chainsaw (I have a few) would not work on Saturday. Played with the air/fuel adjustment screws to the point I was all messed up. So I went online to one of the forestry forums and posted the quandry I was in. Overnight …
With 14 cords left to block (and split), I’ve been trying to get some time in each evening to pick away at the pile. This evening I found out that I am not allergic to a wasp sting. One can really sting. Two is downright annoying. Getting stung 3 times would put anybody in a bad frame of mind. But I didn’t get stung 3 times, no, not even 4 times…
As rough a shape that this old saw is in, it still runs well and can cut but not when the bar is worn. I took a few measurements and pictures along the way to compare the old and new. Click on any of the images to see a larger one.
We cut a cord of hardwood today. I started out using 2 different Stihl saws but the little one I knew was underpowered for the 12 inch wide maple, and the larger one didn’t fair much better. So, I dug out Stubbert’s ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G.