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Wood Burning Fireplace Insert Recommendations/Advice

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by additionalmc, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. pastera

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    Good chainsaws show up on Craigslist.
    You can live with a home Depot special if you aren't going to cut 3+ cord a year.

    Finding wood is an issue if you don't own a wooded lot but if you are willing to give up a deeply held New England superstition and burn pine, you can get all the wood you could ever use easily.
    Wet wood = chimney fires
    Dry wood = heat
    Type of wood is just density of heat.
    Pine is simply less sense than most hardwoods.
     

  2. Uzi2

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    Have your chimney inspected BEFORE you do anything.

     
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    Where did you gain your wood burning knowledge??? Just curious.....
     
  4. Asaltweapon

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    You got a problem with pine is my guess....
     
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  5. pastera

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    Hearth.com and detailed research on my own (think engineer with Asperger's level research)
    Did wood heat for many years until the wife went back to work last year.
    Not giving any advice I didn't successfully follow myself - most of the wood on my property is pine and that's what kept my family warm for many years.


     
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    Yes, It all burns, but it would be my last choice for an inside stove fire if anything else was available. Doesn't last too long in the stove.
     
  7. pastera

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    Willow - makes pine look good.
    My wife was home so she fed the stove every two hours with pine and we switched to oak/maple for overnight burns

    Pine is great for getting the stove up to temp and burning down a heavy coal bed.
     
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    I've had a 250k btu forced hot air, wood/oil/coal from this company since 1980, plus an insert. Shared heat chamber in the furnace dries out wood when the oil is on. Two shopping bags of fallen branches or paper that would go out in the trash or recycle heats the house up very quickly.

    Newmac Furnaces - Home
    Newmac Furnaces - Solid fuel / Coal / Wood / Oil
     
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