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Are Woodstock stoves highly sensitive to moisture?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Hardrockmaple, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like your wood drying is ok hardrock. There might be some room for improvement, but in fact it's not too different from ours. With birch, big leaf maple and alder I am burning it after 2 yrs, split and stacked if I'm lucky, but often it is 1 yr. Storing it in a dehumidified basement near the stove to further dry it out has to be better than our outdoor, 100% humidity stacks, even if they are under cover.

    To get back to your original question, personally I think your wood would burn fine in a Fireview. If not fully seasoned you won't see the maximum heat output, but it should be ok. If you are considering upgrading to one, their 6 month return policy should provide good peace of mind. Give them a call if you have any questions about what they'll burn. They have a good support line.
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  2. Bub381

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    Burn and learn like we all do.Burn and learn.

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