I've had 30 hour burns in my Blaze King lots of times with pine, no problem...I wont go to get any pine and certainly would not pay for it but if i have to cut it for some reason it goes in my stove. It just does not give me long enough heat to make it worth it to me.
Who's knows!? What does it matter? If I can heat my house entirely with the stove using pine. With the BK I can control the heat output and have no fear of an overfire like the above posters have mentioned. I honestly don't see much of a difference with hardwood or soft, burning smoke is a wonderful thing!yeah at what btu output? Pine has much less btus that the hardwoods i use no matter what stove you burn it in. Cats dont change that
Of course I know it's not the best, but for a months worth of heat for $75? Heck ya!Sure, it would't be your first choice if you have a choice. It just depends on what your options are. bholler is right that it is considered a low grade species, but it burns, and at least is good for shoulder seasons if nothing else, and it's not dangerous or anything (assuming it's dry of of course).
Lodge pole pine? I've got some of that! Guess I'll be good if I get in a pinch..We also cant forget that pine has different btus depending on species. Eastern white pine has 13.2 mbtus and out west many of us burn lodgepole pine that is 15.3 mbtus. Either way it has its place. Its a great wood if youve missed your target loading time and need some hot fast heat to take you to your next scheduled burn or if youre around to reload. I burn lots of pine during the day along with doug fir and use larch for overnights. All wood has its place! In fact I was out today getting a load of lodgepole pine.