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What are the heat physics of burning wood?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DriftWood, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    What are the heat physics of burning wood?

    Is it just a valance bond jump of excited electrons like lght?

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  2. MrGriz

    MrGriz New Member

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    Flame? Followed by heat? Hopefully not followed by the smell of burning hair! :gulp:
  3. elkimmeg

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    I don't know if its physics or a freak of nature, but wife approval

    Hopefully smoke goes up the chimney

    the amount of heat delivered measuring surface temps at 450 deggrees increases 100% when elevated to 600 drgrees
  4. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Do a Google on "Wood Gasification". There's lots of very detailed sites about how wood burns and what's really happening.

    I found it quite interesting.
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