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Firewood?
I just realized a life-long dream to have a fireplace in my home. I grew up in houses that were heated by wood and coal stoves, have worked as a logger, cut and sold firewood, etc. so it's not like I don't know about firewood. But I'd like to hear opinions on what would be good wood to burn in a family room fireplace without consideration of how much heat would be generated. What would make a nice family-friendly fire?

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Tree wood.Wink


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If you are wanting a fire that pops and crackles then I would stick with the woods that have sap in then like pine and pinion.

This year I had a pile of willow that was dry enough and it made for a nice fire in my wood stove. I also like aspen but it burns fairly quick.

One that burns long and hot is cottonwood but I hate the way it smells and splitting it is even worse.
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For heat content, it is pretty hard to beat pinion or juniper. One piece of advice is to make sure you declare your solid fuel heating device to your home insurance agent. If you don't and you have a fire, your loss will probably not be covered. Expect your annual premium to go up as well.
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Re: [MRJ] Firewood? In reply to
Thanks, that's good to know. I hadn't even thought about that at all.

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Re: [kentofnsl] Firewood? In reply to
Close- one letter off. Free wood burns best for me
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Re: [EyLayo] Firewood? In reply to
You sound like my wife--free is a good price. For a while there I thought you were dead; haven't heard much from you lately. I was glad to see that you and your son are coming to the Flotilla--see you there.

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Re: [EyLayo] Firewood? In reply to
I try to help when I can. Actually western tree wood is the best.


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Re: [kentofnsl] Firewood? In reply to
I'm going to have to look into that tree wood thing. I'm tired of burning sagebrush.

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Careful with burning sage, it has a similar smell to an herbal recreational plant. Don't want your neighbors getting the wrong idea about you. Crazy
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How often will the fireplace be used? I have an ambition problem when it comes time to get wood split and ready to use and then all the no burn days due to the environmental conditions.
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Re: [EyLayo] Firewood? In reply to
Been around a lot of burning sage and weeds while farming and fighting range fires. That stuff you mention smells more like the weed to me Frown.

When I first moved here I got in trouble for burning sticks and weeds in the back yard. Coming from the country I never thought for a moment that I would alarm the neighbors. $75 later and I understood.

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Re: [catchinon] Firewood? In reply to
Maple and ash are great for fire wood!
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My favorite is pinion. It does pop bad. You have to have a screen. Cottonwood might not smell so good but has very little creosote build up and does not pop.
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Re: [fast_randy] Firewood? In reply to
Thanks for the input. When I was growing up our ranch was covered with chained pinyon and cedar. We used it in our stove and cut and sold it to make a little money in the winter. Splitting it is one of the best stress relievers I've ever experienced. I just have to figure out where to get some around here.

It was a treat to meet you at the Flotilla. If you lived closer I would love to fish with you sometime.

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Thanks Craig, it was me that got the treat. Meeting you and everyone else. I wish we could fish together.
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Re: [fast_randy] Firewood? In reply to
I thought I heard that you live in Idaho. Where about?

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On KSL classified in the free section there have been several ads for free fire wood. People trying to get rid of blowdowns and trimmed limbs.
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If you want cottonwood i have a couple tons of it, in pleasant grove
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Re: [bankblob] Firewood? In reply to
Thank you. How does it burn?

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Re: [catchinon] Firewood? In reply to
It burns pretty fast.
My wife doesn't like the smell, so i dont burn it.
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I'm in Blackfoot.
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What does it smell like? I don't want my wife to dislike it, too.

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I dont mind it but my wife has a bionic nose.
Let my know if you want to stop by and grab a round to try before you load a truck
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Re: [bankblob] Firewood? In reply to
Thanks. I'll PM you.

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