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Old 01-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Log Splitting Pad?

Finding out that my fire results are much better with smaller splits.

I don't really want to split in my lawn, and i know using my back porch will result in broken concrete eventually.

Is that a rubber product or something along those lines to protect concrete when splitting wood?
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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find a small tree stump that is relatively level.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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I got a stump from my wood supplier in Omaha. It works perfectly and it was cheap!
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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I've always split by putting a bigger log down first and splitting on it.

At least I did until I got my splitter.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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I used a larger log until I got hurt now I just rent a small splitter for the weekend and split away.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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Stump is the best choice!

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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I used to use a stump when i had a fireplace, but that was a different house.

Wouldnt a stump still potentially damage cement?
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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It would depend on the size of the base and it's ability to spread the load. You could put an old rubber mudflap down under the stump to dampen some of the shock.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ton-...ter-67090.html

one of these should work.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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Thats what im starting to think might be my best overall option.

That harbor freight ive read both good and bad about.

Any opinion?

I have 1/2 cord of split oak, just want to split the splits further.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
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I use an old stump as well. I wouldn't think it would hurt the concrete if a big stmp was used. just my own opinion...no factual information was used in formulating said opinion though lol
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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+1 on the harbor freight splitter. It is ok quality. I have been using one for about 6 months to split my almond wood right on my patio and it works fine for me. You can always get 20% off coupons so for under a hundred bucks it gets the job done. Northern tool has them also. I dunno if they are better quality but this one works fine for me. They look really similar online...
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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I used to use a stump when i had a fireplace, but that was a different house.

Wouldnt a stump still potentially damage cement?
If your cement patio is too thin, then you could damage it. Code where I live is at least four inches or reinforced concrete. A good chunk of tree stump will work on that.

However, I used to split my logs on a stump sitting on the ground out on the lawn. The stump stayed put, and the lawn survived just fine.

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How much are you splitting? You could rent a splitter for a day.
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Got a piece of 1/8th or bigger steel plate you can lay down to protect the tile/whatever? Then put a bigger log down to protect your splitter.
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