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Burning wood with mold or fungus

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by charlesj, May 14, 2009.

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  1. charlesj

    charlesj New Member

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    I had to store some of my wood under a tarp. Now I'm building a shed for wood storage. The wood under the tarp has a little white mold & some kind of fungus. Woods not covered with it but there is a little here & there. Any problem with burning the wood?

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Burn baby burn. It should not pose any problem.
  3. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    It provides a few extra btu... burn it.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I burn oak with mushrooms on it.
  5. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    Fungus spores/roots/rhizomes actually dig into the wood where they can and develop small air channels that dry the wood even better but do decrease the btu content of the wood (minutely). It's safe to burn but the wood is usually too wet to burn half way decent unless the fire is really hot. I was about to tell you to ship me about ten pieces of it and I would conduct burn tests for you but then I figured you probably wouldn't trust someone you haven't met before.
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    No issues . . . if you really want you can knock it off before putting it in the shed and it should dry out . . . just don't cut up the mushrooms and stick them in your spaghetti sauce! ;) :)
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Whoops! :ahhh:
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    Nothing wrong with a nice spaghetti flashback from time to time. Rick
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I just realized how the Pastafarians got their start.
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    That wasn't oregano either.
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    jdinspector Feeling the Heat

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    I was just bored so I was "noodling" around on the board. These puns are getting out of hand. I'm going to the kitchen to "pasta" time away.
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    Which of course is the pizza de resistance.
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    Orzo it would seem.
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    Ewe awl are too mulch. :lol:
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