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Tips to keep in mind when purchasing firewood.

How is firewood sold?

Firewood is sold by a measurement called a “cord.” A cord, like other measurements such as a foot, a gallon, or a ton, is defined by law as 128 cubic feet. When buying firewood, avoid buying from a seller using terms such as “truckload,” “face cord,” or “pile” because these terms have no legally defined meaning.

To be sure you have a cord, the wood should be stacked neatly in a line or row, with individual pieces touching and parallel to each other, making sure that the wood is compact and has as few gaps as possible.

Firewood Sales

Alternative Heating Source: Firewood

As the price for heating oil continues to rise, many consumers are using firewood as their heating source. Consumers should know that the state requires firewood sellers to issue a delivery ticket, detailing the following information:

  • amount of wood delivered in terms of cubic feet (ft 3)
  • name and address of buyer and seller
  • date of delivery and the total price

To verify accuracy of the amount indicated on the delivery ticket, consumers should stack the wood as soon as possible. They then should measure the total cubic feet (ft 3) and multiply the l x w x h . The wood should be stacked in the same direction and not cross stacked

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