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Old 05-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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i got a few 12" logs, that were posts set in dirt. of course they got wet, then muddy, at least on the outside. i want to burn these outside. will they burn ?
they are dry now, mostly.

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Only one way to find out, try it.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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oh, you can bet on that . but the thing is, i can get more of these before then. but idk if i should.
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i got a few 12" logs, that were posts set in dirt. of course they got wet, then muddy, at least on the outside. i want to burn these outside. will they burn ?
they are dry now, mostly.
You may need some dry kindling and/or smaller pieces of wood to start the fire, but once you have a fire going I doubt you'll have any problems. Any moisture will simply turn to steam in the fire; any earth will just fall to bottom with the ash.
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Are you burning them to dispose of them? That's usually a no-no as far as the air quality people are concerned.

I burn some stuff I shouldn't too though.


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If you let them dry out they should burn. It depends on what they are made of and how they might be treated. If they are just plain old cedar posts then they will burn just fine when they dry out. The mud won't be a problem. Knock or scrape as much off as possible.
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yeah, i will throw these in with a bunch of smaller stuff, yard waist. i did burn one that was above ground, and it burned fine.

i burn them, simply, because i can. and to get rid of the yard waist. my new yard is a bit over grown. also, i have never been able to have a "fire pit". now i have one, and i sure as hell am going to use it.

i just wasn't sure if the dirt on the logs would prevent them from burning. i plan to try one this weekend.

the parts of these logs that were above ground. these are cut up. and will go in a wood burning stove that i plan to put in my basement. i will "fire it up" only when i plan to hang down there, in the man cave i am building = bad ass home theater, 119" screen and lots of watts. and a pool table.
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Just make sure the wood isn't treated or it will make you sick when it burns. Also if the wood is black Locust it will burn but it will be hard to get it to burn, I had a stick of that stayed in the stove for two days before it finally burned up.
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If it is creosoted, it will not only make you sick, it may burn thru the side of the stove.
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i don't think it is treated in any way. at least not any more...
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update :

the first log i burned, took a long time to burn up. i think it was wetter than i thought. the last five, i burned em at the same time, 3rd & 4th of july. and they dried out a lot since the the first log. so they burned a lot better. i did have a TON of kindlin to help em burn.
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Make sure you have some dry wood to get the fire going. Once it's going you can pretty much throw anything in there and it shoud burn. I even throw pop cans in the camp fire, they completely vanish after a while. Should probably be recycling those instead though. LOL

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