Is it worth $40 extra for all hickory?

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  1. jrob

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    saw this ad:

    Seasoned split hardwood mostly oak 1/2 cord $65, 1 cord $120 Delivered, Kindling $5 a bundle. All Hickory 1/2 cord $85, 1 cord $160 Delivered

    Would it be worth it to get all hickory, compared to mixed hardwood/mostly oak?
    I've been burning all oak so far, in an open fireplace.

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    If you are burning in an open fireplace you are after the ambiance and not the heat. So there's no reason to pay more for the hickory.
     
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    hey I still get radiant heat :p

    That's kind of along the lines I was thinking, though, that it wouldn't make much of a difference.

    Now, with a stove or insert, would it make a difference then?
     
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    Hickory gives some more heat, but I wouldn't pay 33% more for it than oak.
     
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    That would depend on what your using the wood for.
    If your using it for heat I would say go with the oak, if you are using it in your smokehouse I would go with the hickory.
    Hickory Smoke + ribs = Good Eats
     
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    not if the the other chose is oak!
     
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    Hickory will give more heat than oak, but not that much! Sad that you don't know what the other wood is besides the "mostly oak."
     
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    It is not worth the added high percentage at all!

    Oak, and other hardwoods are just fine. Actually, mixed hardwoods will help you.
     
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    Especially when considered that it will be burned in a 5-10% efficient appliance (open fireplace).
     
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    If it was swamp maple vs hickory in my Oslo, I'd probably pay more. But oak is just as nice........in an open fireplace it doesn't matter, lots of heat loss anyways.


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    :cry: i would love to pay 120 a cord csd

    heck i am paying 80 a cord now for log length
     
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    200 a cord in N.J. Split and delivered. This wood insert was sort of a last minute
    thing with me so I am stuck having to buy some. Luckily I had about a cord and 1/2 I had
    cut up for my fireplace.
     
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