wood for the burner

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Re: wood for the burner

Post: #269569 Gardengatecottage
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:28 am

Spot on there ... the coatings are something to be very cautious about. The heavily impregnated timbers (tanalised, creosote etc.) should be avoided. They may burn well but the fumes will be lethal and I wouldn't trust the ashes afterwards (if you intend to use it on the land). Cutting creosote based timber (telephone poles etc) is dangerous too as the dust produced will contain the creosote which, as we all know, was banned because of it's dangers. We cut up several pallets which were perfect once dried but the amount of nails drove me insane !

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Re: wood for the burner

Post: #269571 oldjerry
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:27 pm

Even if you don't find enough wood to keep the cold at bay,at least you can bathe in the warmth of your virtue!

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Re: wood for the burner

Post: #269589 The Riff-Raff Element
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:15 pm

oldjerry wrote:Even if you don't find enough wood to keep the cold at bay,at least you can bathe in the warmth of your virtue!


True, but my virtue is never warm enough to cook dinner.


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