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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Benchwrench, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Benchwrench

    Benchwrench Member

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    I have some seasoned pine and after reading some of the thoughts posted here regarding using it as shoulder fuel, I find a better use for it.

    In the morning all I have are coals, and the house is cold so I just load some pine to get the stove up to temp then load it with the heavy stuff.
    What I am saying is I see no need to "burn up" all my pine at the beginning of the burning season when it is such a good starter for heat build up as I find myself always allowing the stove to cycle either overnight or away for the day.
    just saying.
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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I do the same. Good move.
  3. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I agree. For me 'shoulder season' happens every day that I am home to tend the stove.
  4. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    i love pine...wish i had more of it. when i'm around to tend it, i have no problem at all using it. its those long burns while i'm away that they just can complete.....thats ok, i like it anyway.

    cass
  5. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    I just tore up my cedar deck, and cut it into 14" pieces. Dry as a bone, splits like magic, stacks uniform & tight. In other words I'm saving it all for kindling. I figure there is something like 150 burning days (30 days/month, November-March = 150 days) so I'll need quite a bit of kindling. Why burn it all now?
  6. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    Ditto!
  7. kennyl70

    kennyl70 New Member

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    couldnt agree more. i use mine all year as well when i am gonna be home. if i am away for awhile, i use the hardwood, but weekends......... smell wonderful in the yard.:)

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