Firewood is sold here by cubic metres and generally, they're fairly honest. Most big firewood sellers package wood into steel mesh crates measuring one metre square by one metre tall.... which is of course, one cubic metre. They simply pick up the crate with a fork lift and tip it into your box trailer.Buck_naked wrote: ↑08 Jun 2017, 12:29Not many use weights and measures for firewood round these 'ere parts.
it's often sold by the 'uteload' or 'bag'
No fireplace in my house. when i was in the inner west of sydney, back in the day, fires were banned-too much pollution.
It dropped down to 3C the last couple of nights here. New doona kept me warm as toast.
For home delivery, the truck has a similar cage on the back which can hold around seven cubic metres.
Some of the rip-off going prices are $150 per cubic metre.
The standard Aussie box trailer measuring 7 ft by 4 ft and filled piling high is around one cubic metre.
The biggest problem with many of the sellers is that they advertise "seasoned" wood but in many cases it's too green and won't burn well.
My wood costs nothing and because I can hand-pick it on a 1000 acre property, I pick only the best..... I am a "woodologist".
Nobody sells wood by ton anymore, 'cos the weight can vary so much... and who has the scales to see if they are getting an honest ton ?
..... and a cubic metre of Ironbark or River Red Gum will weigh so much more than a similar load of ordinary gum or hardwood or even Pine.