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Burned again by the pine myth

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by red oak, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Southern ON
    Any wood is fine, including cedar, with the exception of sumac.

    Saw this on a local Kijiji ad:
    Wanted: WANTED FIREWOOD





    I will take firewood from anyone delivered or picked up FREE
    I use it to heat my house,I will split it
    Just drop it off on my property



    Date Listed 27-Aug-12
    Address Bradford, ON L3Z 2G2, Canada
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    I will take firewood from anyone delivered or picked up FREE
    I use it to heat my house,I will split it
    Just drop it off on my property
    No pine please (my italics & bold)
    Thank you

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  2. fahmahbob

    fahmahbob Member

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    I have a few cords of white pine because there were pine trees where I was putting my driveway early last spring (2011). My original plan was to push them into the woods to rot, but first I decided to cut and split a little bit just to try it. I've burned wood all my life, and had never burned it before (besides in a campfire). Well, even though it can be a total PITA to split, it's turned out to be fantastic for quick hot fires in the summer to heat my hot water, and gets my boiler up to temp way faster than the driest of my oak (which is very dry, by the way). Once up to temp, in goes the oak for a nice long fire when needed. Needless to say, I now have completely changed my attitude regarding the much maligned pine. Once these stacks of pine are running low, I'll probably even go out of my way to get more!
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  3. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I have never burned it inside but have about 1/2 a cord from dead standing trees I took out a from this ago. It's currently piled by my outdoor fire pit but I am tempted to bring it inside to burn. Gona have to get a mm and test how dry it is

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