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re-splitting

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by kwikrp, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. kwikrp

    kwikrp Feeling the Heat

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    if I re split will it aid in drying or help speed seasoning ?

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    re-splitting will increase the surface area and speed up drying.
  3. rphurley

    rphurley Feeling the Heat

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    I sometimes for convienience I leave my wood for a year before I split it, but once split I always make sure I season the wood properly before burning.
  4. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Split it smaller and put some inside so that the heat from the fire will help dry it out.
  5. jeffman3

    jeffman3 New Member

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    The smaller the splits the faster it will season. We burn in a small stove so most of my big splits are like most others mid to smallish splits. The simple answer is yes, splitting splits will help it to season/dry faster.
  6. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Yes
  7. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

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    Yes, it will season faster, but it will also burn faster, and probably hotter. It is very easy to overfire by loading a stove w/ small splits and letting it rip... Like lots of things it's a tradeoff - faster seasoning vs. giving up the all night slow burn of the big splits.

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