Pat tries to build a Holtz Hausen
Our friend Pat is in the wood heat business and knows his way around firewood production. But when he tried to pile wood the way some people recommend, the firewood follies began.
A Holtz Hausen is a European method of stacking wood that is supposed to season wetwood to dry in as little as three months. This method creates a “chimney affect” drawingair through the outer pile and up the vertically stacked wood in the center, creating air flow even with no wind present…..or so I read.
Drive stake into ground making height 7’. Mark stake at 5’8” (wood will settle toexpose mark when dry).