Minister of Fire
- Jun 25, 2013
Free wood = me wood j7art2 don't be telling too many people about pine. The more reformers there are the less pine for us! Haha
10 cords of what type of wood ?
Primarily oak unfortunately.
we used to get it off with gas, or paint thinner. alot of times i perferred the rosin to the gas smell.
Actually you are only partly correct about the how the pine wive's tale started.The old wive's tale has a grain of truth to it of course, stemming from years ago, but years ago, they didn't season firewood like they do now, and cutting and burning was a regular practice. Obviously pine would be the worst of the worst options for this.
Actually you are only partly correct about the how the pine wive's tale started.
It's true that many people never seasoned their wood (in fact it's still true), consequently many people had pretty gummed up chimneys, and because their wood was so wet they rarely got their stoves and fireplaces hot enough to ignite a chimney fire, even with their air drafts fully open. But because pine seasons so quickly it is the first firewood to most likely burn good and hot, and because they were so use to leaving their air drafts fully open all the time, trying to keep their wet hardwood burning, when they threw in a load of nice dry pine they wouldn't think to close the draft at all to control the fire, and their stoves would get hotter then they ever could trying to burn that wet hardwood. So now they have a super hot fire in their stoves and a creosote gummed up chimney, the next thing you know they have a chimney fire on their hands.
Of course they would end up blaming the pine for how it burned, totally ignoring the fact that they had been gumming up their chimneys for years with all that green hardwood.