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CrocAu 07-30-2013 09:29 PM

blue gum suitable?
 
is blue gum ok to use in WFO?

search only returns 1 mention of this type of wood

also while i'm here asking, what do i want to avoid at all cost when looking for firewood that could mess up my oven

cobblerdave 07-30-2013 11:09 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Gudday
Blue gums alright. As most Australian wood is Only woods that I Never Use is Silky Oak even the sawdust is dangerous much less burning it . I tend not to use swamp woods either.
Regards dave

brickie in oz 07-30-2013 11:58 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cobblerdave (Post 158293)
Gudday
Blue gums alright. As most Australian wood is Only woods that I Never Use is Silky Oak even the sawdust is dangerous much less burning it . I tend not to use swamp woods either.
Regards dave

Im not sure if the irritant dust of some species if a concern when burning the timber? :confused:
Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)is another irritant.

Greenman 07-31-2013 06:08 AM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Most Australian timber is fine. Fine sawdust from anything will cause irritation and I was always told to avoid Black Bean as the dust was carcinogenic. That may or may not be right but there is local lore wherever you go.

The attached link has a table at the bottom that shows some timbers and the effects of various parts of them. It is a Tasmanian site but many of the timbers mentioned are widespread. Worth a look.

http://www.tastimber.tas.gov.au/spec...rialSafety.pdf

CrocAu 07-31-2013 09:44 AM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
thanks everyone for posting the info

brickie in oz 07-31-2013 11:32 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greenman (Post 158322)

The attached link has a table at the bottom that shows some timbers and the effects of various parts of them. It is a Tasmanian site but many of the timbers mentioned are widespread. Worth a look.

Its a fairly vague list, ie, eucalyptus? :confused: Considering there are around 500 different types of euc.....:)

TropicalCoasting 07-31-2013 11:36 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brickie in oz (Post 158298)
Im not sure if the irritant dust of some species if a concern when burning the timber? :confused:
Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)is another irritant.

Pretty sure grevillia have cyanide in them.

brickie in oz 07-31-2013 11:37 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
I knew there was a list out there somewhere, I searched for it last night but couldnt find it, here it is.

http://www.ubeaut.com.au/woodstuf.htm

brickie in oz 07-31-2013 11:44 PM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TropicalCoasting (Post 158355)
Pretty sure grevillia have cyanide in them.

Great topic I must say....:cool: :)

It appears its just the flowers that are toxic.
Grevillea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greenman 08-01-2013 06:16 AM

Re: blue gum suitable?
 
It doesn't matter where we go or what we do there is something lurking out there just waiting to inflict a pitiful slow painful excruciating malaise up on us. :eek:


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