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$300 spent-now it`s mix and match time!!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by RedRanger, Jan 25, 2008.

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  1. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    This is my next 2 years supply of red cedar to mix with the douglas fir and alder.

    :) And the kindling supply goes on forever and ever..

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  2. whphel

    whphel New Member

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    Nice pile! Will look even nicer after its stacked in perfect rows. Enjoy the next two years of comfort.
  3. mikeyny

    mikeyny Feeling the Heat

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    I occasionally get some alder too. I don't really like it because it smells funky and takes forever to dry. It seems to burn ok when its dry, just a bit stinky.
  4. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Alder, our NW red alder, is a fantastic wood. Maybe you are thinking of poplar or cottonwood? Those guys are a little stinkier. I would be happy to burn nothing but red alder for years and years. Doug fir is also good but makes very little ash so burn times are shorter than with the alder.

    Is that red cedar load from a shakemill? I burned a cord and a half of red cedar cordwood this year and it wasn't ideal all by itself.
  5. RedRanger

    RedRanger New Member

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    Highbeam: Like the topic title says-"mix and match".. 50-50 mix with the fir and alder keeps the fire nice and hot and really cuts down on the creosote. It is from a remanufacturing plant. Mostly 2 by`s. Decent thickness.

    Alder does burn nice and produces lots of ash. It is the only wood that I can smell as soon as I walk in the door. Like the way it burns,but not overly fond of the aroma.
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