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Old 03-20-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:32 AM   #2
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Pine does burn very hot and very fast.....not desirerable for stoves or fire places.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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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).
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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...
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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.
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We are weekend campers and we love pine to get the fire roaring, then we put on the hard woods...............
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:15 AM   #7
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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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