southern yellow pine

NCFord Posted By NCFord, May 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM

  1. NCFord

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    anyone use southern pine in a gassification boiler? Sometimes around here it just too
    easy to pass up, I have not tried any yet. Also, sometimes I will cut some down for a customer
    and have to cut, and haul it away, and since I have to go that far why not split and stack it? I think
    southern pine has more BTU's than poplar. I know in a stove you might to worry about creosote, but
    I don't know about a gasser. I've been buning with a wood stove for 10 years and next fall will be
    my first with the boiler.
     
  2. Jags

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    No worries either in a stove or gassifier. As long as the stuff has been properly dried it will do just fine. My guess is that the gasser will love the stuff when shorter burn times are needed.
     
  3. bogydave

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    No gasser here but
    Split & stack it, dry it out for a full year & the creosote issues will go away .
    Might surprise you how many BTUs are in it ;)
     
  4. BoilerMan

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    My saying, even with Aspen/Poplar (which I stacked today) is "it's all got BTUs in it, I'll burn it".

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  5. NCFord

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    thanks! I don't care too much about burn times or anything, my boilers sole purpose is to charge my large strorage tank. I have alot of dried oak I can use if I want longer
    burn times.
     

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