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Wood Question

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by pelican, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. pelican

    pelican New Member

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    Hi all. I have some logs in my yard I stacked up last spring. It's not a very sunny area and now the logs have some shrooms growing on it. Can I still use the wood or should I chuck it. It's not a ton of logs and I have enough seasoned wood to get me through the winter.

    MP

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Depends . . . is the wood falling apart with mushrooms growing out of it -- No . . . or at least I wouldn't bother with it. Is the wood still solid and just has some mushrooms growing on it -- Yes . . . go ahead . . . once you get the wood under cover or inside for a few days the mushrooms should dry up and just be more fuel to burn.
  3. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    might be growing just on the wet ends or bark

    cut and split

    you won't find any excuses to not get to it here :)
  4. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    I've got some similar deadfall around here. I just take an axe or something to it to see if it's rotten or not. If it's solid, it's fine. If it's rotten, you'll know it.

    Don't eat the mushrooms;sick
  5. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    depends... Are the Shrooms the happy shrooms? if so, dont burn it, your stove my get all trippy. ;lol
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  6. pelican

    pelican New Member

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    Thanks, I think the wood is still solid, just some shrooms on the ends etc.

    I had a feeling I would get some funny responses. reminds me of the time in college when I...

    nevermind...

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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Since it's solid, get it split & stacked. Need wood for next burn season ?
    Taking pictures helps the wood dry ;)
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Is this by any chance oak? Quite typical for that. Cover the stacks on the top and forget about it.
  9. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, that's really good advice. The sooner split, the better.

    I wish I'd known about the pictures, though. Now you tell me...;hm
  10. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I'd use it if it seems solid. When splitting you'll find some that will split and maybe other stuff that crumbles rather than splits. I toss away the crumbly stuff.

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