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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by U&A, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. sixonetonoffun

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    Got 2' x 6' x 16' stacked in the shed. Sure looked like more in the pile. Be happy when this drizzly rain breaks.
     
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  2. U&A

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    Only reason I’m bringing this thread up again is....

    The gentleman I originally posted this thread about has now had two incidents this year where his stove pipe literally was 100% plugged, and filling his house with smoke.

    2 TIMES!!

    Both times I told him he is not burning hot enough and his wood is too wet.

    First time it Was completely plugged at the cap. And second time which was last weekend it was completely plugged just passed the ”T” in his pipe.

    The second time he said it almost caused a chimney fire .
     
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    I think Ron White must know him.
     
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  4. Multifaceted

    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    Something, something... "you can't fix stupid".
     
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    That's the truth. Admit I burned a lot of marginally dry wood this year. But knowing I would clean my pipes it was never an issue. On the plus side they just topped off my propane tank and it was only 100 gallons since new years.
     
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    Acornhill enough said

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    I burn non stop for 4-5 months and I just cleaned my stove, 24” x6” pipe, about 1” in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. I actually thought it would be worse. The top cap was pretty bad though but not clogged [​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. Multifaceted

    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    My late season wood was a little more moist than I preferred, then again, my region had one of the wettest years on record, certainly that I can remember. Much of my wood that we burned from late Jan up to a few weeks ago was about 10 months seasoned (mostly Cherry and some Ash), but it just didn't let go of its moisture like I expected (and am used to). Most was right around 23%, not too bad, but certainly not ideal. My fuel wood is typically >20% MC

    I did clean my chimney twice this season and it wasn't bad at all, pretty normal, actually.
     
  8. Rburg44

    Rburg44 ArboristSite Operative

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    Was the ash and cherry already dead when u cut and split it or was it alive?
     
  9. Multifaceted

    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    Some of it was cut green, the ash was standing dead and the rest of the cherry was from a large blowdown last March.
     
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    Our oak around here seems to charcoal in the firebox More so when cut with the sap up If you burn it hot it is not as bad But we tend to blend the wood for what the weather warrants.. If it gets too hot just open some windows or carry in more wood and fanning the door helps..
     
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    The kind of wood you burn will make a difference of how much soot and ash you get. Standing DEAD Red Elm might give yo a gallon of ASH and no soot out of 2 or 3 or maybe 4 cord of wood but The dutch elm disease has made that a statement from Memory for me. For me most of our Red Elm gets 6 to 10 inch at the stump and dies off. I can burn cottonwood but get tired of carrying it in, loading the furnace and carrying out the ashes -- BUT it is really nice in the early fall and late spring. Start the fire and get the chill off the bones and let it go out. Next time it is chilly do it again.
     
  12. U&A

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    Gosh i hate cottonwood. I mistakenly took a blowdown at work this year. its so soft your axe sinks in like 2” and not a single crack appears.

    And it burns “ok”




    Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
     
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    This spring I had 5 calls for firewood trees to take down I’ll take anything for camp fire bundles.. 4 where cotton wood all are drive up cut down load and driveway no brush or dangers one is almost 2 cords split one was just over a cord and another I took about 4 cord and there’s still triple that there.. easy access I’ll take it but to burn inside wouldn’t bother
     
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    Forgot to mention I got started at an early age on cottonwood. Family sawmill was mostly cottonwood for pallet lumber.... YES I do know what wood to burn and when or what to blend it with for what I need for heat. I am guessing most members here posting have an alternative source of heat... Like propane or natural gas or electric of some sort Me I will make pancakes or bake an apple crisp or do some biscuits and gravy so the kitchen stove will throw some "Alternative" heat in the house, But no back up furnace for me, been that way for more than 55 years. So if you don't want to much heat do you build up a fire and shut it down to smolder creosote into the chimney or start a "TRASH" fire that is made with cottonwood or similar wood??? When it gets real cold I like Hedge whether it is green or dry, but I burn any wood and don't have problems with neighbors and when my joints ache and the barometer says the air is heavy that means the smoke won't rise as well, so DON'T throw the cat litter in the furnace (I have German Shepherds and excuse the funny cuz there ain't no way they will let me keep a cat) I do know when I go to family affairs in the winter Their house feels cold compared to mine but out of respect I just wear long sleeves, I seldom wear more than that when outside all winter long but I don't tell them that
     
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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    If it's free I'll take it. Can always burn cottonwood, basswood, and willow in the spring or fall. I used to be a snob. That changed once I got an OWB gassifier. Got a few cords of box elder to pick up once the field rows dry out.
     
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    it all burns in any stove!
     
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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    True! I just don't worry about ash or length of burn. It seems like no matter what I burn the ash left over is the same and I can set up any amount to get 12 hours out of my burn. I understand for some folks they have to consider these.
     
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    Ive been trying really hard to get stuff split and dry. I get lots more heat for my efforts.
     
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    How far along are you? Winter of 2019 done?


    Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
     
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    I'm hoping to be done 2020 and getting into 2021 before burning season starts again this year.
     
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