One year seasoned

mudbug250 Posted By mudbug250, Nov 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

  1. mudbug250

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    This wood has been seasoned exactly one year. Burning pretty good. This is 10 minutes after initial start. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1354057705.622515.jpg
     
  2. Larry in OK

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    What kind of wood is it?
    I cut a big ole Hack-berry in late March that was dripping from the saw cuts. Split and stacked all summer it runs under 15% now.
     
  3. mudbug250

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    I really could not tell ya. But it had puddles of water in the bed of my truck.
     
  4. mudbug250

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    It was straight grained and split like a charm. Had a sweet smell to it, thick gray bark. It had been down for a couple of months.
     
  5. bogydave

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    Nice fire
    Look like darn good fire wood to me :)
     
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  6. mudbug250

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    Thanks boggy. I have been impressed how well the year old wood has burned.
     
  7. TradEddie

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    I'm burning Cherry that was still alive this time last year, in an EPA stove, it takes off like a rocket, and lasts for hours. Good job it does burn so well, because when that runs out I've only got oak and hickory that's 2 years split and most isn't ready yet.

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  8. mudbug250

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    It is a possibility that it was a white oak. I did split it all pretty small because I knew I was gonna have to burn it this year.
     
  9. DexterDay

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    It being an Open Fireplace, it will be more forgiving. A Woodstove/Insert will control the air flow and moisture will play a larger part.

    My Open Fireplace will burn wood that my stove Pukes on :(

    That still looks like a good burn though. No smoke. And that's always a good thing :)
     
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  10. Realstone

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    That's good to know. I cut one about a month ago. Never heard of a Dwarf Hackbery till I cut this one down. Now I see them everywhere.
     
  11. Larry in OK

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    The one I cut sure wasn't a dwarf. I got a good 3/4 cord out of it and I left a couple big gnarly chunks I couldn't split. It had grown in a creek bottom and had washed out and fell. The land owner had drug it up ont eh level with his dozer for me.
     
  12. Realstone

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    :)
    The one I cut was no dwarf either, and most of the dwarf hackberry's around here grow as large as the regular hackberry's
     
  13. Waulie

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    This shouldn't be surprising. Most wood burns just fine after being split and stacked for a year.
     
  14. clemsonfor

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    Even oak will burn fine in an open fireplace that's no biggie. The EPA wood stoves don't burn it as will but still will burn it. Its a factor of air and how much oxygen it gets an open fireplace can get all the air it wants where a stove limits air to allow longer burn times and more efficient heat control.
     
  15. clemsonfor

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    If it is oak that was only down a few months when you cut it a year ago I bet its still 35+%!
     
  16. mudbug250

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    Compared to how most people burn around here my wood burns like fat wood. A guy called my mother in law the other day and wanted to sell her some wood. She has bought from them before. I saw these guys cutting the wood about a month ago. The split and stacked it and then covered with a tarp top to bottom. Most people have smoke bellowing out of there chimneys all the time.
     
  17. mudbug250

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    Just for chits and giggles I threw a few of the hickory slivers from splitting last weekend and that stuff smoked something terrible.
     

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