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dman;22239 Wrote:Well , you are talkin at a man that has three fire palces and all wood burners . I traded the maul for new fangled D&R splitter and I also agree
with all that was said .

I like my maul. I have no interest in a splitter. I find its good exercise and after hearing Obama talk about how good our economy is doing it feels good to bury a heavy axe-like object into something and watch the pieces go flying Sledge-O-Matic style. Big Grin

Watch Craigslist in the free section people give away free wood all the time, you just have to jump on it when you see it.
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#22
Speaking of splitters, check this thing out. It's probably one of the most "accident looking for a place to happen" machines I've ever seen lol. It's basically a wedge welded to a flywheel. I can't say it doesn't work well though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0S4Gy3uA3w

That thing touches your hand it's done, there is no re-attaching from the blunt force trauma.
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Emoticon;22538 Wrote:Speaking of splitters, check this thing out. It's probably one of the most "accident looking for a place to happen" machines I've ever seen lol. It's basically a wedge welded to a flywheel. I can't say it doesn't work well though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0S4Gy3uA3w

That thing touches your hand it's done, there is no re-attaching from the blunt force trauma.

OMG that thing is def an accident waiting to happen! HAHA

That thing makes "hey lets drink some burr and split some wood" out of the question! LMAO
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AndrewG23;22515 Wrote:I would like to add to this suprisingly nobody has... It is not recommended to burn any PINE type wood unless your fire is super hot. ...

I believe this is true of most coniferous woods.
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PA Rifleman;22570 Wrote:
AndrewG23;22515 Wrote:I would like to add to this suprisingly nobody has... It is not recommended to burn any PINE type wood unless your fire is super hot. ...

I believe this is true of most coniferous woods.

Well the thing is Pine "type" woods are very very sappy. And the is what builds creosote and cause chimney fires, so burning pine when very hot cuts down on the chances.
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AndrewG23;22515 Wrote:I would like to add to this suprisingly nobody has... It is not recommended to burn any PINE type wood unless your fire is super hot.

Cedar is also a good burn for a quick warm up. Cedar does not last long and is very smokey. So air must be on. Also makes great kindling.

That's on the verge of being contradictory. Cedar is about as close to pine as you can get:


Quote:American Heritage Dictionary:
ceĀ·dar
1. Any of several Old World evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Cedrus, having stiff needles on short shoots and large erect seed cones with broad deciduous scales.
2. Any of several other evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs, such as the Alaska cedar, incense cedar, or red cedar.
3. The durable aromatic wood of any of these plants, especially that of the red cedar, often used to make chests.


Quote:American Heritage Dictionary:
pine
1. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Pinus, having fascicles of needle-shaped leaves and producing woody, seed-bearing cones. These trees are widely cultivated for ornament and shade and for their timber and resinous sap, which yields turpentine and pine tar.
2. Any of various other coniferous trees, such as the Norfolk Island pine.
3. The wood of any of these trees.

I'm not trying to nitpick but it strikes me as odd that all pine is bad but cedar is good?
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#27
Cedar is much drier and has a lot less sap than pine so it is safer to burn, but not the best imo. If I had some cedar I would split it into kindling and use it to start the fire, because it burns real fast and hot initially. The soft woods don't make good coals, they don't stick around. Energy wise though hardwoods are much better. Once you get a good mat of hardwood coals going on and underneath the grate the radiant heat will be so much that you'll have a hard time moving logs around without burning the hair off your fingers. The hardwood coals take longer to get going but once they do they last a long time. The night before last I was burning oak and stopped feeding the fire at 10pm and just kept letting the fire coast and pushing the logs closer together and condensing the pile and I still had a few red hot coals at midnight when I went to bed. When I used to have a wood stove a long time ago burning hardwoods I could load it up before I went to bed, cut the airflow way down and when I got up in the morning get the bellows out and start it back up again from the coals from the wood I loaded before I went to bed.
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So like i said cedar is good for Kindling and a quick warm up... lol
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#29
Burning wood is no joke. It's a lot of hard work that never seems to end, but it can be addicting, and having a year or more of future heat stored and ready to go is a damn good feeling.
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#30
I have probably enough for six weeks of continuous burning on hand right now. My wood burning stove is too small for the type of wood im using. I have to get up in the middle of the night a couple times to tend it, which sucks.
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