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elementx440 03-20-2007 08:35 PM

pine wood in the fireplace?
How bad is it to burn seasoned pine wood in a fire place? In a cast-iron wood burning stove?

I'm hearing that the sap and all may cause chimney fires?

harleyrider 03-21-2007 07:32 AM

Pine does burn very hot and very fast.....not desirerable for stoves or fire places.

ROCCO 03-21-2007 07:33 AM

Do not burn pine. You are opening a bad can of worms. If you purchase wood, make sure of the type (hardwoods or wood from fruit trees like cherry).

elementx440 03-27-2007 08:56 PM

yeah I heard the same thing from everyone, so i posted a craigslist ad for "free pine wood" and I got about 10 people that want it... do they know something I don't know??? Why the big interest in it?

I'm taking down a large silver maple, that I will keep for firewood...

ROCCO 03-28-2007 07:46 AM

I think that I burned pine once in our fireplace a hundred years ago before I put in ventless gas logs. Seems to me pine was the snap, crackle, pop type of wood. Pine sap will sort of explode when it gets up to temp.

harleyrider 03-30-2007 09:50 AM

We are weekend campers and we love pine to get the fire roaring, then we put on the hard woods...............:thumbup:

ROCCO 03-31-2007 08:15 AM

That sounds ok, but a lot has to do with the type of chimney (full stone vs metal) and the frequencies of burn. A nightly diet of only pine wouldn't be too good-I think. I don't know much about those chemical logs that are sold to supposedly clean a chimney. I just feel safer with ventless logs at home. Camping families like ours (35 yrs ago) needed a roaring fire to execute hotdogs and incinerate marshmellows.

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