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

Postby ez14. » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:44 am

Dave wrote: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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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby TexasBred » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Found this little list:
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.

BEST FIREWOOD: HIGH HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 200 to 250 gallons of fuel oil

American beech
Apple
Ironwood
Red oak
Shagbark hickory
Sugar maple
White ash
White oak
Yellow birch
MEDIUM HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil

American elm
Black cherry
Douglas fir
Red maple
Silver maple
Tamarack
White birch
LOW HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 100 to 150 gallons of fuel oil

Aspen
Cottonwood
Hemlock
Lodgepole pine
Red alder
Redwood
Sitka spruce
Western red cedar
White pine
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby danl » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:16 pm

Wish hedge grew here. I prefer hickory then oak.
The cedar that grows here burns up too fast in our outdoor boiler.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby Lazy M » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:35 pm

Locust is my favorite: easy splitting, hot burning, only a moderate ash build-up. Ash comes in a close second. Then oak. I love burning hedge but I hate having to sharpen my saw every few cuts..
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby backhoeboogie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:28 am

TexasBred wrote:Found this little list:
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.

BEST FIREWOOD: HIGH HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 200 to 250 gallons of fuel oil

American beech
Apple
Ironwood
Red oak
Shagbark hickory
Sugar maple
White ash
White oak
Yellow birch
MEDIUM HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil

American elm
Black cherry
Douglas fir
Red maple
Silver maple
Tamarack
White birch
LOW HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 100 to 150 gallons of fuel oil

Aspen
Cottonwood
Hemlock
Lodgepole pine
Red alder
Redwood
Sitka spruce
Western red cedar
White pine


When we were in Alaska in the 60's I'd have to help dad get 10 cords of wood each year. It was a matter of taking what you could get and most of it was the lower quality.

I burn a lot of pecan now and it is not on your list.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby jehosofat » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:50 am

Backhoeboogie, you should get 60 days in jail for burning pecan would in a stove, best cooking wood out there and your burning it in a wood stove. :lol:
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby slick4591 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:52 am

jehosofat wrote:Backhoeboogie, you should get 60 days in jail for burning pecan would in a stove, best cooking wood out there and your burning it in a wood stove. :lol:


It also sells for a premium around here. Sell it for cooking and buy fireplace stuff, then keep the change.
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Postby backhoeboogie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:16 pm

The Brazos River Authority loves to hold the water in the lakes as long as possible, then cause a catastrophic flood. Take out your fences and old growth pecan trees etc. They are good for a train wreck frequently. What else are you going to do with the pecan ? I cook with it. But you can only cook so much.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby TexasBred » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:55 pm

backhoeboogie wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Found this little list:
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.

BEST FIREWOOD: HIGH HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 200 to 250 gallons of fuel oil

American beech
Apple
Ironwood
Red oak
Shagbark hickory
Sugar maple
White ash
White oak
Yellow birch
MEDIUM HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 150 to 200 gallons of fuel oil

American elm
Black cherry
Douglas fir
Red maple
Silver maple
Tamarack
White birch
LOW HEAT VALUE
1 cord = 100 to 150 gallons of fuel oil

Aspen
Cottonwood
Hemlock
Lodgepole pine
Red alder
Redwood
Sitka spruce
Western red cedar
White pine


When we were in Alaska in the 60's I'd have to help dad get 10 cords of wood each year. It was a matter of taking what you could get and most of it was the lower quality.

I burn a lot of pecan now and it is not on your list.


Seriously doubt a lot of people cut down a good pecan tree to burn for fire wood.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby backhoeboogie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:23 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Seriously doubt a lot of people cut down a good pecan tree to burn for fire wood.


It is pretty darn good. We had some 40 inch diameter trees down that my 20 inch Stihl couldn't reach through. Wrap completely around the tree and you still were a couple of inches short. Split it and each piece made a heck of a pile of wood. I'm not sure how many cords were in those trees but it was a lot.

The pipe lines laid over my hickory trees in East Texas. I took the G/N over years back and cut 8 foot logs and hauled them back here. I only took the best. I gave loads of that to the daughter and to the neighbors and still had plenty. This winter I have finally knocked a serious dent in the hickory piled up.

The hickory is not nearly as nice burning as pecan is.

In one case the flood waters took out the trees. In the other case the gas line people took out the trees. I would never cut the old growth hickory and I would never cut a healthy pecan down.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby D2Cat » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Been burning Osage Orange all winter. After all the post were cut out, this is what was left. Some say they have trouble keeping a chain sharp cutting hedge. I have a couple of saws with .325 chain (Husky and Sachs Dolmar) that I sharpen myself and can cut all I can stand without stopping to sharpen them. Only time I've ever noticed a difference is when I found about 40 hedge post back in the overgrowth that must have been there on the ground 30 years.


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

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:32 am

Huisatche... It throws are really bright yellow flame and makes some amazing coals.

Live Oak or Mesquite is next.
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Re: Favorite wood to burn.........

Postby BRYANT » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:08 am

jehosofat wrote:Backhoeboogie, you should get 60 days in jail for burning pecan would in a stove, best cooking wood out there and your burning it in a wood stove. :lol:

I have used pecan to cook with but I have burned a bunch of it in the fire place also, plentiful around here. I even tried pecan hulls in my smoked , wasn't good made food taste like green persimmons.
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