The only log splitter I ever used had a wooden handle
and a hunk of metal on the end.
You know what get's the fire burning fast and hot?
How does thousands
of gallons of propane
-8 to 10 chainsaw refuels? Definitely unrealistic
-a tank of diesel for the delivery How many trips in your vehicle to get wood?
-and some diesel for what ever equipment brought those trees out of the woods? you seem to think it's a cupful by your line of questioning
Your logic is a little quirky. And yours is a joke.
I say keep up with your attitude because you're the minority on that swing. Instead of spending it your working it and even though I appreciate the physical activity from woods to burner, I wasn't given the luxury of a log splitter unless we did a big cut. Aside from that it was either a steel wedge and a sledge, a splitting maul and worrying about chunks of metal flying off the wedges.
Cleaning the stove sucked along with the constant moving of wood from outside to inside, from field to truck, truck to home, home to stove. All of which you burned fuel to do it.
We did the math on what it cost in personal time, maintenance and purchase of two stihl chainsaws, oil, chains, fuel for the tractor, all the expenses involving that "Free labor" you're thinking it is. Needing a humidifier (large one) for the dry heat issue. <Those carbon filters were expensive and hard to clean.
The turn of the thermostat was cheaper by far and I wish I had more of my younger years spent doing other activities than the pipe dream my dad forced our family to go through. The only "positive" of that whole experience is it was a family experience. My sister and my mother was the ones who took the brush off the field to the gullies, my dad did all the cutting and I was the one who picked it up, took it to the wood saw driven off the PTO of the tractor and slowly stacked the truck to the gills, all to do it again back at the house. No thank you. GOOD LUCK
Get in good with a tree trimming company that'll drop wood off on your property and your logic has merit.