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wOw I am having fun burning this pine!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Mrs. Krabappel, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    It's so E-Z to get started and very entertaining once it's going. I will definitely keep pine on the list. Heavy on the pine in spring/fall. Mixed with the hardwoods in the winter.

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  2. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Yes as long as it is dry it is great! I feel bad for all the people around here who won't touch it.
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I get plenty of KD pine and I love it...great this time of year!
  4. curber

    curber Feeling the Heat

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    I'm burning just lodge pole pine this year. I like it too. Pat
  5. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    I was told to never burn Pine. I do have some Pine rounds (2 years old) that I split into little sticks as a firestarter....but never burn a load of it
  6. shawneyboy

    shawneyboy New Member

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    Pine is fine !!! Great in the shoulder season. Now don't go and fully load the stove up, you then may be having your own thermo-nuclear meltdown.

    Shawn
  7. pteubel

    pteubel Feeling the Heat

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    Pine rocks! I'll be burning mostly pine this winter...probably 5 cord worth. It's great, but doesn't leave much in the way of coals. Overnight burns will be 2yr old oak, but all pine during the day.
  8. MarkinNC

    MarkinNC Minister of Fire

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    I burned some pine this year for the first time in my life after being raised to believe it would result creosote disaster (which i know is wrong now). I have to say that nothing seasons faster in my experience and it does indeed burn hot. Having some soft wood around comes in handy.
  9. CTYank

    CTYank Minister of Fire

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    I'll bet you were also told about lots of things you should never do. Then you found out that you should also lose the qualifier "never."

    Moderation is good, in moderation.
  10. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I got some pine from the snow storm last week, gonna cut and split it for next year.
  11. FireAnt

    FireAnt Minister of Fire

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    Just got my first load after he storm. People thought I was nuts!
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I warm my house up with this stove of mine.
    I burn it hot most of the time.
    Any thing that burns is mine.
    Because it’s fine.
    I burn the pine.

    - Johnny Ash
  13. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    That explains the Ring of Fire song obviously the sequel to your song :)

    Ray
  14. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    It's a cool tool, K !
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I don't think she has a stove to burn it in. I don't recall seeing any pics. :mad:

    Come to think of it, of Gamma's stove either.
  16. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Pushy, pushy, pushy.


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  17. gyingling

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    Okay, I was raised that pine was creosote evil, but my dad has started burning it because of a bumper crop of dead pines on his property.

    Is it best to burn really hot? Or doesn't it really matter? I have a fireplace that I like to use alot, and pine would be nice and cheap and plentiful.
  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just dry it over a year to a low moisture content liike any other firewood. Then burn it like any other firewood. Take it easier with the dead pines because they burn hotter and faster than fresh cut pine properly dried.

    The mistake that people make is burning pine too early just because it will burn.
  19. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    I've been burning pine this fall and loving it. I have barely had to touch my hardwoods yet. I'm very happy burning pine and poplar all fall. Tonight it's in the upper 20s so I through two splits of oak in there with a couple splits of pine. I anticipate a warm house and coals in the morning.

    K glad to hear the 30 is working out for you.
  20. Wingman

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    I burned alot last year which was about 9 months seasoned which did ok. This year the remaining cord, now 1 year and 9 months is burning awesomely. It burns hot but quick. It had my NCI up to 800 without blower the other night.
  21. thewoodlands

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    It's bad enough you get one lady mad at you but two! :eek:hh: :grrr:



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  22. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    OK smarty pants BB...you were off galavanting somewhere when I posted them....and they moved them over to the picture perfect forum....so many may have missed them because the thread was not left in the hearthroom with a black arrow for moved post...I hate when they don't use the move post thingy...Just sayin...
    You did not miss Kat's pics because she has failed us.... :mad:

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/81551/
  23. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I must confess . . . I kinda enjoy watching pine burn during this time of year . . . especially since it often seems to put on a nice show with snaps, pops and a decent secondary light show.

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