Cedar

Kneerat Posted By Kneerat, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:07 PM

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  1. Kneerat

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  2. fossil

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    It gets real hot and then bursts into flame. :p Like any softwood, it tends to burn hot and fast. In a woodstove you have at least some control over the burn rate, as you can adjust the primary airflow into the box. I burn a lot of cedar, as well as other softwoods, exclusively. Lots of the folks who have access to hardwoods for their primary fuel report that they like using cedar for kindling, because it gets things going easily and quickly. Properly seasoned, it's a perfectly good source of heat. Rick
     
  3. scotsman

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    I have a zillion cords of cedar that's been lying out in the dry winds of West Texas for more than 60 years. To quote one of the moderators on this forum, "It burns like gasoline!"
     
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    It's burnin nice and hot as we speak! Threw a couple splits and rounds on top of the fire and it took right off.

    Like already said, it burns HOT and Fast
     
  5. Bigg_Redd

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    Western Red Cedar burns hot and fast.
     
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    Eastern White cedar burns hot and fast . . . quite a bit of popping action. Great for kindling to start a fire or for a quick, hot fire to get things going in the a.m. or for a fire in the shoulder seasons.
     
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