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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cyclone, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. cyclone

    cyclone Member

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    I cut down a standing dead about 7 months ago, so it has been laying all this time. I split it and stacked it yesterday... No bark on this either and very hard.....


    Can I burn this wood now?????

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  2. akhilljack

    akhilljack New Member

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    i would give it a couple weeks but it should be fine. what kind of trees were they and what is the weather like.
  3. Valhalla

    Valhalla Minister of Fire

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    Try knocking some splits together? How does it sound.
    Got a moisture meter? Use it.
    Test burn some splits. Steam, hiss, bubble, etc.

    If no strikes use it. If three strikes see below.

    I would split and dry it for 4+ months. Find other seasoned wood elsewhere.
  4. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    that's going to be hard to do, finding other truly seasoned wood this time of year.
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