Thank God you replied, i was gonna burn it after the 7th very, I didn't know about the 8th. That was a close one!billb3 said:It gets very very very very very very very very light.
I would write today's date on a top split and when the last digit increases by one - it should be safe to burn.
I wouldnt go by bark with a dead or downed pine. I cut some of one behind where i work, the bark fell right off. When I split it a week later, it "juiced" while being split.billb3 said:sigh
I also used the modifier "safe"
it really does get extremely light after a year
I don't trust end checking / cracking.
If the bark is falling off you might be good to go.
You want a good one, or one that works?? The cheap one (yellow with 2 rows of lights) for harbor F. works for firewood. If I were using it for cabinet making or some such other application I would get a better one. For firewood, it works.skinnykid said:
Burn some of it and tell us.skinnykid said:Yup, here it is. I split and stacked some pine just now. It was a standing dead with no visible sap when cutting or splitting.
So my question, how do it tell when pine is ready to burn? Does it discolor or crack like hard woods?