Heating Fuel

Heating Fuel & Propane
Home heating fuel and propane are also sold by volume or weight.

When these products are delivered to your home, the seller must give you a 'delivery ticket' showing the name and address of the buyer and the seller, the delivery date, and the amount and type of fuel delivered.

The unit price of the fuel should also be on the delivery ticket unless you have a special arrangement with the seller.
When Buying Firewood
Some people heat their homes with firewood. Firewood is sold by a measurement called a 'cord.' A cord is 128 cubic feet of firewood.

To be sure you have a cord, you can stack and measure the wood. For example, a cord of firewood, when stacked, could be a pile that is either:
  • 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long (4 x 4 x 8 = 128)
  • 2 feet wide, 4 feet high and 16 feet long (2 x 4 x 16 = 128)
You can stack the wood in other ways, too. If the width times the height times the length (all in feet) equals 128 cubic feet, you have a cord of firewood.

A seller may not use terms such as 'truckload,' 'face cord,' 'rack', or 'pile.'
4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long pile
2 feet wide, 4 feet high and 16 feet long pile
What You Can Do
  • When you buy firewood, ask the seller to stack the wood. You may have to pay extra for these services, or stack the wood yourself.
  • Get a receipt, which shows tile sellers phone number and tile price amount and kind of wood purchased.
  • Write down tile license number of the delivery vehicle.
  • Measure the wood before using ally, take a picture of the tile stack, if you think there is less 111,11, a cord.
  • If you feel you have a problem, contact the seller before you burn any wood.
  • If the problem cannot be resolved contact your weights and measures office at 609-265-5098 before you burn any wood.