So for you guys that burn a lot of EWP...about 5 years ago they took down a bunch of EWP at work...I grabbed a few loads and am almost out of it now, but even though its been CSS and top covered in a sunny/windy spot the whole time, the stuff still doesn't burn down to nothing...always leaves a black chunk of "styrofoam"...and the wood is dry dry dry...light as can be. What gives?
I only load a split or two at a time mixed with other better woods due to its penchant for "going out" after the initial flame show is over...it burns well at first, even though the sap is long "dried up".
I find the same. Granted I burn lodgepole pine and jack pine but same idea. I believe it's due to the higher pitch and volatiles content. To me it seems like because there is so much of these compounds consumed during the pyrolysis stage there isn't much material left after to create charcoal. And the charcoal that is left really isn't dense enough to sustain combustion.
The one trick I've found to get rid of it is open the damper up as the flames die down, this seems to keep the coals hot enough to mostly burn down to completion.
I can't blame him for not wanting to drive up there now.Space Bus, if you think that firewood pile is bad, take a look at this.
My buddy, or, ex-buddy, down in central Georgia makes tables. He is really good at it. You can't get black walnut down there, but I have lots of it. I own probably 300 big black walnut trees, on my 49 acres.
So Gary asked me to cut down a tree for him. So I did, cut it last winter.
I got him 3 logs, each ten feet long and 17 inch diameter. My brother set it up on blocks with the tractor. This was in late March.
We had it just laying on the forest floor all winter, because Gary was supposed to come up right away and get it.
And it still sets there on these blocks today. Gary's wife got mad at me and she won't let him come up here to pick up the wood, so, these 3 logs will get "Stihl Therapy" in February, and go in to the wood shed.
Yeah, but not safe for you. There will probably be at least one fuel stop, probably two or more. There's a lot of risk involved with traveling.My rural county has 56 cases of Corona virus and one death. Gary's county has 640 cases, and 61 deaths.
For any given two day period, it would be much safer for him to be at my place, than in his home county in Georgia.