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Not Impressed with Black Walnut.....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Hiram Maxim, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I burn a lot of Black Walnut. I think it is pretty good firewood and I still go after it even though I am way ahead on scrounging.

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  2. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Dennis,

    The insulation is definitely making a difference, the house holds the heat better and is more comfortable.

    I'm just surprised at the walnut...
  3. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Shoulda done that a long time ago :rolleyes:.
  4. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Interesting. I've got a lot of mixed hardwood that I bought last year and am still burning along with some ash I cut myself. Every now and again I get these extraordinary dancing flames that are rather hypnotic. I've always wondered what I was doing differently so I could reproduce it with greater frequency.
  5. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    I have burned black walnut in both a "ceramic" owb and a gasifier and found it to be a little better or the same as black cherry. Walnut was my primary wood for almost 4 years. Black walnut likes to hold moisture though and has to be stored off the ground and stacked in the sun once split. Left on the ground it seems to hold water indefinitely.
  6. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the advice. A buddy of my hubby dumped 2 pick up loads here he css'd last fall but his wife hates the smell so to my yard it came! While we have to split/cut most of it again for our little firebox (grrrr) it smells awesome just handling it so I'm sure it will smell even better burning. It's covered in snow right now but at least I know our time frame to use it well.
  7. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    just put up a cord of black walnut. Seemed pretty heavy when I c/s/s.......
  8. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    It has unusually high amounts of ash. I would choose silver maple over it any day, dries quicker with the same heat but half the ash.
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  9. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Lots of ash....Your not kidding!

    I work in the firearms industry and as you may have seen on the news....... things are a bit crazy at the moment but I will get you one.....
  10. rdust

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    Can you get me an AR-15? J/K we don't want this thread to turn into an ash can thread. ;lol
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  11. tigeroak

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    The walnut I get around here is great for me , but not everyone has as much insolation as I do in the walls, attic and floors. I burn a lot of maple and walnut and it keeps the house very warm, 74+ .
  12. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Walnut has to be dry, Like 3 years oak dry. Then it burns like cherry;)
  13. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Sure if You can wait 180 days.......:eek:
  14. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    After 4 1/2 years The stuff is dry, sounds like a baseball bat.....But it doesnt burn anywhere near as good as Cherry....:p
  15. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Yea but cherry has that horrible odor when its burning.lol;)

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