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Old 08-06-2013, 06:11 PM
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I hear next year a properly built oven in land of OZ will use no wood

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Ouch!!, That may be true also here in the states if we don't get together before the next election...................................Expect no further comment from me on the subject .
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I am getting ready to take down a couple sweet gum trees. Anyone have any experience using sweet gum in their WFO? I didnt see any reference to them in some of the firewood links posted here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua
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I am getting ready to take down a couple sweet gum trees. Anyone have any experience using sweet gum in their WFO? I didnt see any reference to them in some of the firewood links posted here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua
I hav'nt used it in my oven ...and I won't. What ever is in that wood stanks when you burn it and irritates my sinuses...It won't last to long in the firewood pile, as it gets "punkey". Burn some of it first and see. I personally think they are giant weeds..I can afford to be picky, as the drought of the last few years has left me with 7-8 large,various varieties of oak, standing dead...
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:35 AM
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I am getting ready to take down a couple sweet gum trees. Anyone have any experience using sweet gum in their WFO? I didnt see any reference to them in some of the firewood links posted here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua
Gum is listed as "fair" in this chart.

Firewood BTU Chart - Firewood Guide to BTU Ratings

......and "medium" in this one

http://thelograck.com/firewood_rating_chart.html
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:04 AM
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I hear next year a properly built oven in land of OZ will use no wood

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Yeah, all brick ovens will be solar.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, all brick ovens will be solar.

Thats actually not a bad idea, a new project to work on, although it would be no good in Melbourne in winter as there is too much cloud.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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Oak is tough to burn in rounds if your fire isn't already very hot. Try chopping it up into small pieces, especially if you are trying to start the fire with it.
Oak is pretty much my only choice of wood. I use the odd bit of hazel, but being an oak framer by trade, means that I have an endless supply of free English oak. I just need to hurry up and get my stove built so that I can start trying it in an oven, rather than just on the BBQ and in the wood burner

Just a couple of my log stacks.




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Old 08-08-2013, 05:44 PM
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Really quite impressive....I have seen wood stacks like this before and allways wondered if you ever burn them?
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:34 AM
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Really quite impressive....I have seen wood stacks like this before and allways wondered if you ever burn them?
Yesterday 01:04 PM
Super impressive...and thickstrings question reminds me of a joke.

A farmer is bragging about his talking pig at tha barber shop one day,and finally some old boy says"I think your full a sh*t. Well the old farmer invites him to see for his self,so they head to the farm. As they get out the truck this three legged pig hobbles out to meet them and says "Hey what took you so long to get a hair cut". Astonished the doubting man says"holy hell that pig does talk,that's amazing... but what happened to his back leg?"

Ya don't eat a pig like that all at once.....replied the farmer.

I imagine that would be Eddie's answer as well.


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Old 08-09-2013, 05:16 AM
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Love it.

And yep all of the wood will get used. I just seem to get hold of so much of it, that it always seems a shame not to do something with it.

Art in the garden is a bit of a hobby of mine.
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