cord of wood
Be aware that in many states, a cord is the only legal unit that a seller can be held to if there's a problem. Sometimes wood is sold by the face cord, which is a stack measuring 4 feet high by 8 feet long. However, the depth can vary. If the pieces of wood are 4 feet in length, the face cord will be the same as a full cord, but if they're only half that length the face cord will be equivalent to a half-cord, and so on. Negotiate a price by the cord and you'll avoid confusion. Also be very cautious about buying wood on a weight basis because of uncertainty in the moisture content. Know whether the price is for green or air-dry wood.
Related entry• wood heat value (compares the energy value of different types of wood)
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• FIRES AND FIREPLACES
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