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2 yr old Pine: Worth the Wait

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NordicSplitter, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    I love pine and it is readily available around us. We us it throughout the spring and fall as well as when we need heat fast.

    Pete

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  2. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    I also have an unlimited supply of mostly Oak-Locust-Cherry-Ash so I don't bring Pine home- shoulder season I burn the Cherry, so thats up to you.
    Bring some home then you will decide for yourself.
  3. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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  4. Dune

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    No, most of it is pitch pine AKA knotty pine, at least here on the Cape. White pine is an awesome fuel, I burn both.
  5. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Yep. Well actually no, I never cut pine, I just allow tree guys to dump it in my yard, as long as it has been cut to stove length first.
    If I didn't get it free though, I would cut some, because once or twice per winter it is so bitterly cold that the amount of oak I need to burn fills the stove with un-consumed coals, till there is no room for any more wood. On those few nights, I mix pine in. The fast burning, hot pine enables the oak coals to burn down.

    Until I learned this trick, I suffered ocasionally.

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