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Old 04-21-2010, 05:09 AM   #1
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Disposing of lumber cuts.

The small stuff you can't use or scrap that has no purpose.
Pressure treated and yellow/white pine lumber.
What do you do with this stuff?

I know the pres-treated can't be burned or anything like that but is the yellow/white pine lumber treated as well?


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Old 04-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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The PT stuff should go to the dump--The burning ban goes back to the old days when PT wood contained Arsenic--newer PT does not contain arsenic--I don't know if it is truely safe to burn now or not.

Regular 2x4s and such are o.k. to burn--However all pines have a lot of pitch,which will foul your chimney. Best not to burn to much in your fireplace.---Mike--


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I burn the pine cuts, makes good kindling
I check my fireplace every year for soot, have a cleaning brush that goes down the chimney

PT does not get burned
I chop mine up into small pices & its all tossed in an area as big "mulch"
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Awesome thanks so much!

I did burn some today (pine) while working on the shed, it smoked just enough to drive out the mosquitoes. I have a nice stack of the PT will run it to the main branch of the dump.

Thanks so much. This site has been a huge help to an ordinary DIY'er.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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I have burned pine, oak, maple, ash etc. in my wood burning stove for years. As long as it is dry, pine burns just fine, no more creosote than most hardwoods. The issue for creosote is the temperature of the burn, if you turn down the air and burn too cold, you are going to get creosote buildup no matter what you burn. If there is adequate air and a hot fire, no problem. Pine gets a bad rap because it has relatively low heat content per cord, but all wood has about the same BTUs per pound of dry wood. I too use pine ends for kindling, very nice. PT wood needs to be disposed of at the landfill unfortunately.
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