cedar adive

beermann Posted By beermann, May 19, 2017 at 8:02 PM

  1. beermann

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    Just got a good score on some cedar - attached photo of some logs - Due to the sappy nature of the wood I was wondering if I should let it dry more before using the chainsaw or just cut it up now? Will the sap ruin my chainsaw?

    I know it burns fast and hot and should be used as kindling or campfire wood or just a little in the stove at a time
     

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  2. Ctwoodtick

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    Sap will not hurt chainsaw. Splitting any type of wood as soon as feasible is the best thing. I can see the benefit of letting it dry in log form. Cedar would be best used as kindling. You could mix it in with hardwood as well, just avoid loading stove full of all cedar. Burns easy and fast and I would imagine could be difficult to control full load of it
     
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    Above I meat to say I " cannot" see benefit of drying in log form.
     
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    It is way too valuable in the stove as grade A kindling to use as camp wood, imho.
     
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  5. beermann

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    Thanks. I'll use it in my stove. It's current dryness will determine how small I split it and how I use it (kindling if wet and needs to dry by summer, half rounds if nearly dry)
     

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