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Burning old locust fence - CL post

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by DeerHunter, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. DeerHunter

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  2. ScotO

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    as long is you are COMPLETLY CERTAIN it is NOT treated with chemicals, you should be good to go! Chances are, if it's REALLY old fencing and homemade at that, you should be fine. Just make sure that it (a) is definately locust and not treated wood, and (b) that it isn't rotted beyond use in your stove.
  3. bogydave

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    +1
    no paint etc...

    Use an old chain when cutting, may be some hidden nails
    Not gonna pull the nails out of locust without extreme work ;)
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  4. weatherguy

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    Id definately check it out, could be a pretty good score.
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    Only issue I have its too far away from me. Great score. Congrats.
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    Like mentioned, nails, staples.
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    Did you get this? I am in albany area too. I would take this. Let us know.
  8. nate379

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    I wouldn't worry much about paint or stain. I burned a whole house worth of oak flooring that was stained/varnished. Pretty sure no baby seals were killed in the process.

    I just cut to ~16" lengths and stuffed them in between logs when I loaded the stove.
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    In Alaska there probably are few concerns, but if in a city or having close neighbours, paint etc. can produce foul smells which antagonize them.
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    Before you did this your avatar wasn't a pink feline with a blue face either:)
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  13. DeerHunter

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    Update: I went early yesterday (~6am, in the dark :) ) and loaded up all that was not rotten. Got it home and after looking at it, saw that about 30% was locust and 70% was treated pine. I guess I'll use the treated pine (roughly 4x4 size, 8' long) to stack the more productive scrounges on.

    Oh well, it was a nice morning anyway.
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    At least you got some burnable wood, hope you didnt travel too far.
  15. nate379

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    I suppose. My neighbors burn their trash (as do I) though so pretty sure no one would really care unless I had black smoke boiling off my chimney like a steam locomotive.


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