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    Square peg, round world. Dave Shepard's Avatar
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    I burn pine in my owb. It doesn't leave much ash. I could burn 40 cord of pine slabs and not have to clean the firebox all winter. It just takes twice the volume of hardwood. I have to get rid of the slabs from the mill, so it works out ok. I don't burn pine if I don't have to.

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    Funny how widespread the notion that you can't burn pine is. I don't burn much, but it doesn't scare me. Gonna be a bunch of dead Ash firewood on the market here. Probably depress the price for a bit. I don't sell much but I do burn a lot. Nothing like a wood stove to warm your old bones.

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    Another thing that seems to help is keeping all your joints sealed. Anywhere that a little cold air can get sucked up the chimney is where a massive amount of creosote will build up. I would burn my stove hotter but it's my only source of heat and the "just right" temperature in the house is on the cool side of the burn temperature. I guess I could leave a few windows open...

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    I can burn pine in my furnace without any problems.
    Just got to adjust the primary and secondary air feeds to fit it.

    But, since the work of cutting, splitting and stacking is the same with Pine and Beech and I get almost twice the BTUs per unit from beech, guess what I burn.
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    We're burning macrocarpa at the moment.
    There were a few rounds of Robinia in the pile from two years ago, the hubby commented on how hot and clean it burns, I remember you lot told me to save it for the firewood pile when I had a fair sized removal job...thanks
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    Yep, poor tree, great firewood
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    Pine is a yard tree around here .They aren't native to north western Ohio nor would they do well in these soils .It's good for a camp fire if you want to drive off mosquitoes .

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    Never thought about that!

    Outstanding!

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    I got a surprise on pine .In that pile of stuff Tom dropped off and never did anything with was a bunch of pine .That stuff even with a hydraulic splitter doesn't spit easily .Must have been a rather large tree because I still have about a half cord of nearly 2 foot rounds.

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