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Free Dead BTU's

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WOODBUTCHER, Aug 17, 2009.

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  1. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    I scored some good sized sugarmaple rounds down my street, the rest is collected from around my yard.....
    .....that red maple is a dead give-away in my stack.....the rest is ash


    WoodButcher

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  2. maplewood

    maplewood Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking wood. Free wood burns the best.
    I have a lot of red and white maple in my stacks.
    You've got some splitting to do in the bigger pieces, but will you split the new smaller rounds? They look like 3" - 7" diameter.
    Happy burning.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Great find! btw, red maple and sugar maple are not the same thing.
  4. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    They sure are not the same thing !........95% of every red maple I've cut over the years has that dark "star shaped" stain in the middle, and when its seasoned it's really light and burns fast (usually I save it for shoulder wood or makes great kindling)
    My neighbor gave me a whole cord of it for free some years ago.......it had been sitting in rounds for over a year......I was tossing them into the truck like they were nothing.
    Free wood is free wood but I wouldn’t want a whole grapple load of Red maple I'll tell ya that ! I defiantly prefer Sugar Maple.

    WoodButcher
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    burntime New Member

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    Yep, there is a difference. Both will season fast though. I split about 2 cord of sugar maple and it is already dry after about 3 1/2 months. MC was 22% when I split a piece and checked it. And it still has some weight. Not like the red maple...balsam wood!
  6. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    "Balsam Swamp Maple"
    "Styrofoam Maple"
    "Red Cardboard"
    "Light as Hell Swamp BTU"

    WoodButcher
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