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Pricing for cutting 17 Cords of wood???

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by taco52, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Feb 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    I found a guy who would like me to split wood for him. He has 17 cords of wood. The trees need to be Blocked, Slpit, and Stacked on site. I would like to know the following.
    How much should I Charge/ Get payed per cord?
    How many hours does it take to split a cord of wood?
    How long should i be allowed to finish splitting all the wood?
    What would a rough estimate of profit be after all the work is finished?

    I know its a lot of questions but I don't need to know this information. Anything you can provide is helpful.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    no clue.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Do you have a good log splitter? Sledge and wedge? Ax? Maul? Type of wood?


    17 cords is going to take you awhile, at least a week working longs
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    Are you using a log splitter? Cuz I hope so, otherwise with an axe and wedge.. holy balls haha

    Edit: Jdaniel beat me to it haha.

    17 will take a bit of time. I remember hauling just 5 cords to houses we sold wood to, 3 of us and it took a bit
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    I will be using a 27 ton Gas log splitter. It is pretty fast and runs good. The wood is Ponderosa Pine.

    Any guess on how long it would take. Rough estimation?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Oh balls , 17 cords ?

    So there is a shit ton of logs and he only wants 17 cords split or what ?
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    I would say by yourself you're looking at 3-4 hours per cord. Be careful with pine too, when it's really try, and you catch an edge that doesn't split well, it'll blast out of the splitter like a rocket!
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    yeah, Its going to be a lot of work
     
  9. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    :eek:

    good luck with that, its gunna take you a while. I could help you out if i knew how much wood ive been splitting recently, but im not paying attention, im just splittin ahah
     
  10. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    If you can find another person, it'll be 10 times easier, could knock out a cord an hour, especially with the 27 ton splitter
     
  11. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Thanks man. I knew it was going to be a long shot but hopefully i will get what im looking for.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Oh and that 3-4 estimate is just splitting, prob an hour to stack a cord, about the same to cut I would say
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    You are gonna be moving this wood how ? I mean a stacked cord is 4'x4'x8' , so you are talking about stacking firewood , 4'x4'x136'
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    i think its all going to be on site for the guy. so go there with supplies, cut split and stack on location.


    still a fuckton of wood
     
  15. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Get a buddy, and offer him like 30% of what u make. otherwise your probably going to be workin for this dude for the next month ahah
     
  16. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Yes everything will be onsite. Cutting, splitting, stacking, He may have me stack it all in one place. He lives on a small farm so all the wood will be in one place.
     
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    what experience do you have?

    Also price wise, I grew up splitting and stacking for 95 bucks a cord, you could prob get $125 a cord I would think
     
  18. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Thats the problem. The kid he was using before had a bunch of friends to help and the just messed it up. They were making the split logs like 4 feet long. haha. So he wants me to work solo and i need the money
     
  19. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    I have been splitting for about 5 years. Just for household use. But with a gas splitter its easy and chainsaws about 3 years. But i would be pro after. haha
     
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    You still need to move the wood from the splitter to wherever you are gonna rick it .

    Gonna walk it all ?
     
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