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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Lanningjw, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. Lanningjw

    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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    Pleas read this link it contains impotant information about burning pine and other soft woods. This info was put out by a guy that says hes been in the wood business for 17 year.

    http://pinnaclefirewood.com/facts.php


    Is it true what he is saying about pine? Because I am planning on using some next year.

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  2. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    not impotent enough
  3. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    softwood=fall of civilization.
  4. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    Pine of one type or another is about all they have out west and they due just fine with it.
  5. NitroDave

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    Don't let the folks from the Pacific Northwest see that article.
    Do the Northwesterns even know what an oak tree looks like ??
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    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    No, it is not true at all.
    It's typical propaganda to promote the type he sells.
    Fell free to invite them here for a discussion.
  7. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    I'll burn softwood but I draw the line at willow!!!!!!!!!
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That article shows that they do know a little bit about wood burning; stress the little bit.

    Lee, I won't burn willow either.
  9. Nonprophet

    Nonprophet Minister of Fire

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    Yep, pretty much every other day or so here in Orygun we'll see yet another pine-burner on the news who burned down his house and killed his family just to save a little money burnin' pine instead of oak. I guess the upshot is that at this rate all the pine-burners out this way ought to be dead and gone within a year or two.............maybe then everything West of the Mississippi will eventually revert back to it's natural state........


    NP
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    What is the deal with willow? I haven't tried it, but just curious as to why you wont burn it? I mostly burn oak, maple & birch
  11. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Ever burn a coon turd droped in early fall when they were hoggin on choke berries and corn.
    Neither have i ,,, but just lookin' at one gives me the inklin that it wood burn 4 times as fast in the fire as it did comin' out from way down yonder.
  12. Dune

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    Burning willow is like trying to survive by just eating lettuce, the energy it requires to chew and digest it is greater than it's calorie content. Some here do burn it, but I can't understand why.
  13. Lanningjw

    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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    Softwoods such as (pine, cottonwood, poplar, boxelder and fir) should only be burned outdoors. It burns and sparks more furiously than hardwood, it doesn’t burn as long, and it puts creosote, a potentially dangerous substance, up the chimney.

    Why are wood experts saying this kind of stuff. Its gotta have some truth, it was on the net!
  14. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Did a wood expert say that? I thought it was just some guy on the internet trying to sell something.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    That was heavily laced with sarcasm, right?
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    Elderthewelder Minister of Fire

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    How the heck am I going to heat my house burning my wood outdoors? I guess I should just go put a match to the 5+ cords of Fir and pine I have
  17. bigtall

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    I was relying on some pine to get me through my first year in this house. Dang it! What am I supposed to do???????
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    moosetrek New Member

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    OK, I emailed and asked him to reconsider his position on pine, and maybe from where he got his conclusions. I'll let you know if he writes back.
  19. madrone

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    You have no idea how scary it is out here, risking your life every day just to stay warm.
  20. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    I'm on my 3rd year of woodstove use and burn almost exclusively conifer wood. If it is seasoned, you will be fine. I get very little cresote when I sweep my chimey.

    The link you posted is a classic example of 'don't believe everything you read/hear'.
  21. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    What a crock of crap. If I didn't have Pine, Juniper, Fir, and Larch to burn, I basically wouldn't have any firewood at all. Yeah, I burn a lot of it...but hey, it's easy to split and handle. Properly seasoned, it gets the job done. Hardwoods simply are not available where a whole lot of us woodburners live. We get along just fine. Some of us even burn indoors. :coolgrin: Rick
  22. John the Painter

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    I know where I live pretty much all of the softwood burnt is spruce,poplar,and juniper.As long as it's dry it's great for burning.Granted it burns faster but if you're looking for a quick heat on start up.
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    ROBERT F Minister of Fire

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    Well clearly he aint selling pine. or any softwoods for that matter. And i'm thinkin that if he ever starts selling softwoods, he'll be selling owb's as well. This guy had just enough info on his site to make his bs seem true. Had some good info on how to avoid getten ripped off however.
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    Since when is Boxelder a softwood?
  25. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    I completely aggree with the guy! If you've been mis-lead by some of the posters here,and stockpiled PINE for indoor burning, let me know. I'll be happy to remove the potential hazard. I made that mistake early on, and now am bald, fat, short, and well- rather nasty to look at. Because of burning PINE. Let me know, don't be a victim.
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