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Minimum Log Diameter to Split?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by gman1001, Sep 13, 2006.

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  1. gman1001

    gman1001 Member

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    I have a pile of Pinoak rounds that are about 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Debating splitting them as many on this board talk about loading up thier stoves at night with rounds. I guess they burn slower?

    Just curious what others are doing.

    I always thought oak split easy.... jeaz. This fresh cut pinoak is like iron with my splitting maul. It will have to wait for the splitter!

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  2. Greg123

    Greg123 New Member

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    I like leaving the rounds, but will split them if there is not much time left for seasoning. I find Rounds take longer to season then splits.
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    suematteva New Member

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    If for next year would leave them whole..doesn't the pin oak take a long time to season?
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    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Split them in half. Be good for next year. Not this year of it was cut green now.
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    Yeppers , Ye 'ole Pinoak rounds will have to wait for winter burn season 2007-2008 . You can leave them as rounds or you can split but this year is out as seasoned wood. I would leave them as rounds ..........Unless that's all you have for next year or you have a lot of it then you could split half.
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    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    Leave them as rounds and use them for the "before bed" load.

    I do not split anything that will fit (comfortably) into the stove unsplit! When in doubt, split it.
  7. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    4" and over gets split it dries faster and stacks better.
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    For what stove?

    For mine, if it's bigger in diameter than my palm, I split it.
  9. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    You'r right Vin pin oak takes a long time to dry
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