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Wood is seasoned but will not burn

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Cutter, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    Here are a couple pieces of wood that have been seasoning for about 75 million years and no way can I get them to burn. They are petrified wood from the Western Sahara in Egypt. My brother brought them over for me last year. We both think that the one looks just like a piece of old Hedge fence post. Brother thought that I would put them in the saw and make slabs. I thought they just looked too cool as is. I did cut the bottom flat and polished it.

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  2. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    You need a hotter bed of coals to burn it! I'm not quite that far ahead with my woodpile, but I think Backwoods Savage is.

    Seriously though, that's really neat. I saw a piece of petrified wood once from out west somewhere. Arizona maybe.
  3. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Polishing the old petrified wood...

    Nice pictures. Thanks-
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We're not there yet quads, but we're working on that little problem.

    We also were in Arizona to the Petrified forest. Really neat.
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    75 million is too much. 50 million would have been perfect for seasoning. The last 25 million years makes it useless for heating. If you would have covered it and kept it off the ground, maybe it would have been preserved.
  6. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Will you be able to get the bark off it before burning?
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    CowboyAndy New Member

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    if you mix it with green wood it should burn okay...

    ;)
  8. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    The second pic looks like a stone I stole from the Grand Canyon.
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    d.n.f. New Member

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    One word which solves most burning problems.

    Gas.


    As an ex-paleo guy we used to get tons of this stuff in Montana. Newbies were always thinking shards of it were dino-bone fragments. It is neat stuff in larger pieces.
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