Cordwood for the Fireplace

When you buy firewood make sure to get a receipt which shows the date, the seller’s name and address, your name and address, as well as the price, amount in cubic feet, and kind of wood purchased. If possible, get the seller’s phone number and write down the license plate number of the delivery vehicle.

Some dealers may use terms such as “truckload, rack, or face cord”. These terms have no legal definition and should alert you to a possible problem. A cord of wood is defined as 128 cubic feet in measure. It is always in your best interest for your receipt to have the amount delivered described in cubic feet.

When wood is delivered, ask the seller to stack it (you may have to pay extra for this service) or stack it yourself. It should be stacked as tightly as possible. Measure the wood before using any. If the measurement indicates the incorrect amount, contact the seller before you burn any wood.

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