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Storing wood inside

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Chris611, Dec 21, 2005.

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  1. Chris611

    Chris611 New Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    I am new to having a fireplace after purchasing a home with one installed. I purchased a truckload of mixed wood and have it stacked in the building out back behind the house. I would like to keep some of it up by the house, say enough for one evening of burning. (I don't heat with it, just use it for atmosphere; although the more I read on here, I may look into an insert). I though I read somewhere once that its not a good idea to store wood by the house due to possible bringing termites into the house. What do you guys think? I was thinking of putting a small pile just outside the walkout door with a tarp or I can put the small pile in the corner of the laundry room.(wife will love that).


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  2. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

    Nov 18, 2005
    Central NYS
    It might depend on where you live, Chris. I live in northern New York State and have stored large amounts of firewood in the basements of various old, wood-frame houses and never had a problem. But I don't think termites are a big problem in this part of the country in any event.
  3. Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson New Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    Orient Point, NY
    If the wood has seasoned outside for a while, there shouldn't be any threat of termites. Termites live in the ground, they only visit the wood during working hours. Then they return to the ground.
    I keep 1/2 a cord in the basement, about 2 weeks worth of burning here. It keeps it dry, and I don't have to go outside every other day to reload.

    -- Mike
  4. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

    Dec 19, 2005

    Buying or building log rack will keep it off the ground and minimize bug issues. You will always have spiders and misc. bugs though so I would keep it outside by the door, maybe bring enough inside for that evening's fire.
  5. DavidV

    DavidV New Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Richmond VA
    170 L plastic storage bin with lid at Walmart- about 9 buckswill hold enough wood to heat the house for 24 hours. should do you fine for a couple "mood fires".
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