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  1. NYLife

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    Burning Hunk

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    I bumped into a tree company taking a evergreen away so I asked him if he wanted to dump it on my lawn
     

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  2. jimosufan

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    looks like he took you up on your offer.
     
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    He sure did. He did me a favor and I saved him a trip to the dump
     
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    Both winners on this one. Good for you.
     
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    You need to get busy.
    With the down one & this, you have some wood that needs Split & stacked :)

    Maybe the tree Co. will dump some hard wood soon.
    You gave him the OK , Right ?
     
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    You will like that for your shoulder season wood, wish I had another cord cut for this year (had two cord up) the White Pine and the Hemlock can heat our house into December.

    zap
     
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    Nothing bbetter then free wood and delivery . Good for you . that will go great with all tose little scronges you been getting plus the othe pine ! :)
     
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    You guys burn pine in wood stoves?? This is my first season with my own stove, but I always thought you should never burn pine indoors??
     
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    Oh boy, here we go. ;lol
     
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    Yep all the time !

    Burning pine ,you'll
    do fine !
    If you let it season in time !;)

    If you dont,she'll shirley smoke.
    causing lots of creosoate:(

    We all no pine burns real fast.
    her BTU'S they just Last :(

    We burn pine ! she heats up fast !
    creating coals ,for OAK that Last's;)

    Hay Bro. Welcome to Hearth , Let your pine season just like any other wood . Thought you'd enjoy my pine poem .
     
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    Welcome
    Good question!

    It's a "MYTH"
    Any wood can be burned.
    All wood needs to be seasoned & dry before burning.
    Folks out west in the mountains have burned pine safeley for 100s of years.
    Pine is a good shoulder season wood.
     
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    Pretty well sums it all up quite nicely. Season (dry) it, and burn it. No worries. If it weren't for Pine, many of us out here west of the Rockies simply wouldn't have any firewood. It's always good to keep in mind, though, when talking about Pine (or any other wood), that there are many different species...~115 or so, in the case of Pine. So, when I say Pine and you say Pine, we could very well be talking about different trees with different characteristics. Rick
     
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    Told him he can dump whatever he wants :) I split some of that wood today and will fill up the pallets on Sunday. I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow.
     
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    Man, I cant find a single person to dump wood on my lawn...sheesh Nice...
     
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    I never seen so much wood on the front of people's lawn due to sandy
     
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    Long way from my yard thou....and it was at a high price. I hope they use it for firewood instead of wasting it in a landfill.
     
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    What's sad is most of that wood will end up in the landfill.
     
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    Nice ny. The sickness had over taken you now
     
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    Sorry for the partial hi-jack, thanx for the info, and sorry for bringing up an apparently newb topic. Learned from dad and neighbor who together burn about one and a half log trucks of oak and maple a season. They're not stubborn in the least!! I have acres of pine with a little juniper mixed in that basically I don't molest because deer often bed on that knoll :).

    Just soaking in the info, not trying to get into the ford vs. chevy debate.

    P.S. Thanx for adding to the honey do list!!

    P.P.S. any direction to where I can get more info on said forbidden practices??
     
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    It sure has and now my wife says I have a sickness
     
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    Welcome to the forum XJ.

    The direction you should go is to stay right here on hearth.com. There are some really good folks here what will lead you in the right direction. And we all love it when you start a new thread and ask questions!

    Check me if I am right or wrong but I am betting your dad and neighbor do not let their wood dry very long at all. For example, oak should not be burned until it has been split, stacked out in the wind and left for 3 years. 2 years in some locations but we use 3 here. For maple, it depends if it is hard or soft maple on the drying time.

    I can also fully appreciate not wanting to molest the deer. We do the same here.
     
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    NYlife,
    It all burns right? Season the wood, keep it dry and enjoy your free bounty!
    Take care,
    Tim
     
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    Don't listen to those guys. Pine is evil . . . burning it in your woodstove leads to baldness and a fat gut (it's the only explanation of why I look like I do). If you ever have a chance to get any you should run screaming the other way while flailing your arms around in a windmill like fashion as just getting a scent of the pine smell will result in at least one inch of creosote forming inside the chimney. ;)

    I think it was pretty well explained . . . any wood is good as long as it seasoned long enough. Many of us have or are burning pine as we speak . . . well actually I don't have any fire going right now since I have to light one . . . and come to think of it . . . I'm not really "speaking" -- more like writing . . . you get the idea.

    Welcome to hearth.com . . . we may seem a bit odd, but the advice is generally pretty good . . . although truth be told . . . yeah, we're all more than a bit odd.
     
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    Firefighter, thanks for the info this whole time I thought the Gut was a by product of donuts. I will start removing pine from the pile tommorow.
     
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    Ditto, Welcome to the hearth, and yes we are a bit odd. ;lol
     
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