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  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    When I got this house it "came" with alot of wood on the property. I have a wood burning stove but im not sure if this wood is good enough to burn inside. At the least i want to keep a small pile and give away the rest.

    If you know about wood and can identify what I got so I can clean my yard up.

    Its been outside i think for a year. Its rained up here about 7 good days since i been here for 6 months .
     
  2. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  4. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  5. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

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    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

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    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Pile 6..

    Done... 20190201_104223(0).jpg
     
  8. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Pile 2 looks like hardwoods which should be ok. Can't tell what pile 1 is. You never want to burn conifers (pines) in an indoor fireplace. Nice contrails btw.
     
  9. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Those contrails dont stop. Thanks for your post. How about burning conifers outside?
     
  10. Bruce Hunter

    Bruce Hunter Well-Known Member

    Ronnie, looks like a mixture of wood species, its all old and will burn fairly quick as it looks dry, in what part of the country do you live? it should all be good to use in the stove, looks like a lot of knotted stuff that won't split to easy, stick with the straight stuff and give away the other! have fun, you have plenty to do!
     
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  11. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I got a lot to do. Thanks for your post. I live in southern California in a high altitude desert. Winters are in the 30's, summers are in the low 100's. Low humidity, strong dry heat.
     
  12. Bruce Hunter

    Bruce Hunter Well-Known Member

    No problem burning the pines outside.
     
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  13. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Is it good outside like it is or should i build a cover for it?
     
  14. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Cool thanks Bruce.
     
  15. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Outside is fine we burn all our old Christmas trees the following summer in the chiminea.
     
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  16. crazychevy

    crazychevy Gold Level Contributor

    You can burn it all inside just keep your chimney clean. I burn 25 to 30 cord a year of mixed wood to heat My home. It is -20f out side and 90f in My living room right now.
     
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  17. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Ronnie if you find some Poyote under there Mail it to me. I’ll buy some.
     
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  18. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    lol. That is Beautiful South Western property.
     
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  19. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    And that sky. Georgous
     
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  20. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    It also makes for some nice outside bonfires! I always enjoy them in fall/early winter. Nice way to enjoy the early evening. Just a small fire will do.
    I have a woodstove in my house too. Deposits can build up in the chimney which can ignite and cause a chimney fire. Get a chimney brush and clean it at least once a year. Soft resinous woods like pine will produce more deposits.
     
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