Construction wood

jklingel Posted By jklingel, Oct 27, 2007 at 5:25 AM

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  1. jklingel

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    If boilers like the Greenwood use un-split wood, and seem to like it, then I assume that stacking discarded 2x4's, etc, would be great wood fuel. Is kiln dried wood TOO dry? There is sure lots of that around for the taking. j
     
  2. Nofossil

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    Don't know about the greenwood, but on the EKO the controller regulates the fan to control water jacket temp. Really dry wood could give you combustion temperatures that might be scary. I'm comfortable with 2000 degrees, but I had a load of dry wood that pushed 2400 degrees - that's too hot. Mix in a few pieces of green stuff and you should be fine.
     
  3. jklingel

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    nofossil: glad I asked! 2400 degrees does sound a tad hot. I'll also check w/ GW, of course, should I buy one of their boilers. I think I can scrounge up a lot of scrap wood; this place is growing like a damn weed. j
     
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