Pine pallet for kindling

Welderman85

Feeling the Heat
Nov 1, 2017
264
Chesaning MI
I have access to all the pallet s i could ever want. Is it safe to use them for kindling. The are 90% pine
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,756
Central Mass
Mix em in with your wood for a clean burn if you have a lot.
 

Shaggyant

Member
Jul 18, 2015
54
North Idaho
In the past I’ve burned cords of nothing but pallet wood for the shoulder seasons. It’s wood the same as any other and is usually nice and dry. After a few pickup loads you’ll get good at bucking them up with the chainsaw.
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,756
Central Mass
In the past I’ve burned cords of nothing but pallet wood for the shoulder seasons. It’s wood the same as any other and is usually nice and dry. After a few pickup loads you’ll get good at bucking them up with the chainsaw.
I bought a pallet buster one year and made easy work of pallets
 

jetsam

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2015
4,720
Long Island, NY
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If you mean safe for the stove, if it's a noncat it's okay. Stay away from salt pallets, which tend to sit in salty puddles and soak up salt. That's bad for any stove.

Safe for you? Avoid burning paint, galvanized stuff, and pressure treated wood. I've seen the occasional PT board on a repaired pallet, but a whole lot of them have paint and galvanized nails.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,441
Northern NH
Make sure if you burn a lot of them that you dispose of the ash preferably to landfill. Galvanized nails can have lot of lead in them, definitely don't use them for garden.
 

Dabster13

New Member
Nov 27, 2018
39
CT
Yes, as long as they are heat treated pallets they are good to burn.

Will burn super hot since they are so dry, so be careful not to throw to much in.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,320
Long Island, NY
Yes, non treated pallets are your friend.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
83,695
South Puget Sound, WA
As long as the pine is dry, no problem.