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Old 10-04-2007, 09:15 AM
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Scored a pickup load of Mesquite (2" to 4" thick pieces). Client of mine just cleared a pasture with dozer and was piling it up to burn.....
Trying to get out and get another load before it all burns
Great find. I just picked up some apple and am looking forward to trying it out.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:00 PM
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Scored a pickup load of Mesquite (2" to 4" thick pieces). Client of mine just cleared a pasture with dozer and was piling it up to burn.....
Trying to get out and get another load before it all burns
Way to go.. tell him you will take it all. What a gold mine.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:53 PM
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Has anyone used Hickory in thier ovens? I just purchased and installed a
Toscana 90 and will be done with the curing tonight....
I purchased some seasoned Hickory and it seems to be firing well. I have some regular oak "fireplace" firewood as well....
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:20 PM
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Mike,

You're in a good way. Hickory is hard and burns well, giving off lots of heat. If it's red oak you have, it's one of the highest BTU woods out there. Either way, you win.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:37 AM
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Hi, Guys,

Since I couldnt find anything on here about it, is Ash wood okay to burn. I read it was a hard wood and assumed it would be okay. I can get some pretty cheaply here in Cincinnati and hoped it would work.

If anyone has used it, i would like to here how it does.

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Old 10-17-2007, 04:52 PM
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Christopher,

There are many colors of ash, including yellow and black. All are prized by chairmakers for their straight grain and the ease of steaming and bending it for chair backs. It's a hard wood, splits easily and burns well when cured. Go for it.

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Old 10-17-2007, 04:58 PM
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Christopher,

There are many colors of ash, including yellow and black. All are prized by chairmakers for their straight grain and the ease of steaming and bending it for chair backs. It's a hard wood, splits easily and burns well when cured. I've burned a lot of yellow ash with good success. Go for it.

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:35 PM
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Hi, Jim,

I appreciate the response. I will order my Ash and burn away. The gentleman i spoke with said he has maple, red oak, locust and other sorts i have read about on here seasoning as i write this for what i think to be pretty good pricing. I would like to get some of the red oak or maple for next season.

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Old 11-04-2007, 07:42 PM
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Can you start you fire with Pine or cedar? I know I would not cook with this type of wood. Is it O.K. to start my fires with this wood? Would the soot burn off after I get a good fire started. Maybe not in the chimney.

Would the sap of pine get on the floor of my cooking area? Or would it burn off?

Is it alright to burn the bark? Its just wood right.

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Old 11-04-2007, 07:50 PM
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It'll burn off - the problem with creosote is that it's flammable and so it is dangerous when it builds up in chimneys.
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