Hello, new to this great forum and I have a question. I have been lurking around here for a while trying to soak up as much as I can. I recently bought a house with a new woodstove and found this place looking for information. The stove is a Pacific Energy Super 27 and I live on Vancouver Island. I recently purchased a couple cords of "seasoned" Douglas fir with the odd chunk of maple. The guy selling it claimed it has been seasoned for 3 years. I've heard that it is impossible to by true seasoned wood. Checking it with the moisture meter on a fresh split it is anywhere from 34 - 40%. I kind of expected this but now I'm concerned if this wood is too wet? I think my father in law and others think I'm nuts when I quote that the wood should be below 20% to burn. They usually cut wood in the spring or summer and burn it that same winter. Does this look like it's seasoned enough? It feels heavy when you pick it up. Seems to take a lot longer to char up before I can turn the stove down too. It even smells like fresh cut wood. I know I'm new to burning wood but whenever I speak about it with anyone, they seem to think I'm crazy!