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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby jltrent » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:40 pm

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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby Alan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 pm

Out here, most popular is Fir, Alder and Maple. We have some white oak, but I like tiphe the fast hot burning three I mentioned.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby TexasBred » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:24 pm

When I had a fireplace always burned red oak. Burns hot and doesn't leave a huge amount of ash.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:42 pm

If it's seasoned I'll burn any variety. Uncle is picky he'll only burn Oak and Ash.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby Craig Miller » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:05 pm

ez14. wrote:Elm or oak burns long and hot. But in recent years we have pretty much burned exclusively ash because it's easy to find but it fills the stove up with ash real fast


As fast as you put it in there I bet.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:10 pm

We got a lot of hackberry here... Cut a load of that every year,, itll burn good green..throw it in on some hot coals
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby JSCATTLE » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:33 pm

I don't cut and split wood anymore . I buy red oak or hickory. The hickory burns quite a bit hotter than the oak.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:17 pm

Most of what I burn is oak but then that's what we have the most of.I've also burnt hickory and ash.Locust only gets burned if I can't salvage some poles or posts from it.The only oak we burn is dead or wouldn't make logs.
Nice group of saws you've got there.What models?
You might consider picking up an 026,260 or 261 to go with them.Great saws,will cut a lot of wood and easier on your back.I really like my MS 362 and some cousins in the firewood business run them but I still grag the 026 when it can be used.Just got to get it running again.Cracked fuel tank I haven't had a chance to replace.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby ga.prime » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:29 pm

Nice looking woodpile, trent. That was a lot of work.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby jltrent » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:34 pm

JW IN VA wrote:Most of what I burn is oak but then that's what we have the most of.I've also burnt hickory and ash.Locust only gets burned if I can't salvage some poles or posts from it.The only oak we burn is dead or wouldn't make logs.
Nice group of saws you've got there.What models?
You might consider picking up an 026,260 or 261 to go with them.
Great saws,will cut a lot of wood and easier on your back.I really like my MS 362 and some cousins in the firewood business run them but I still grag the 026 when it can be used.Just got to get it running again.Cracked fuel tank I haven't had a chance to replace.

The saw models in the picture are Stihl 036, Stihl 440, and Stihl 660. Probably the Stihl 026 Pro saw I have is my favorite. I have a new 16" 3/8" Low Profile bar and chain mounted and it is like using a toy, but cuts great. A lot of good reviews on the newer MS261.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby jehosofat » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:17 pm

Love red oak, splits easy when green, burns long and hot.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby ez14. » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:45 pm

Craig Miller wrote:
ez14. wrote:Elm or oak burns long and hot. But in recent years we have pretty much burned exclusively ash because it's easy to find but it fills the stove up with ash real fast


As fast as you put it in there I bet.

:lol: yeah I guess so
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby ohiosteve » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:06 pm

Black locust is my favorite by far. I've been burning a lot of Ash lately just because there is so much available. Seasoned oak is great to burn but green oak is a waste of time. Oak needs to be seasoned 2 years and then it is premium firewood in my opinion.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby hillbilly beef man » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:07 pm

I like locusts, but I have scruples of prostitute when it comes to wood. I will burn anything I can get in the furnace.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby Dave » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:33 am

After 20+ years of falling timber I have cut more than my share of wood. Any more my favorite wood is one that somebody else cut and stacked in my wood shed. The trouble is finding people who don't want to be paid to do it. I am too cheap to buy firewood.
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