How to Season Firewood
If your primary heat source or cooking source is a wood burning stove, then you need to make sure you know how to season your firewood. Burning wood that hasn’t been seasoned, will cause a very smoky fire if it burns at all, and if you’re using a fireplace or wood burning stove, creosote will build up and can cause a fire. In this article posted on Wikihow.com, you’ll find out which types of wood dry at which rate. While pine and softer woods take only six months to a year to fully season, harder woods, like oak can take up to two years to properly season. The article also gives a lot of great information on what time of year is best to fell certain types of trees to make sure you’re cutting them down when they have the least amount of water within them. You’ll get so much information from reading the full article here that you’ll probably want to save it for further reference.
Drying and Storing Firewood
In this incredibly informative article posted on Endtimesreport.com, we get some great ideas on how to dry and store firewood in a way that can cut your seasoning time for the right kind of wood down to four to six weeks. In addition to giving us a full breakdown on just how to create the set up to speed dry your wood, we also get some great info on the specifics of what a cord of wood really means and how much it should be by law. Many companies will deliver a pickup truck full of wood and tell the customer that is a cord, but this article states that a full cord of wood will not fit in a pickup truck. Not only would it take up too much room, but it would also be too heavy and the truck would not be able to support such a load. For all of the great information, read the full article here.
How to Prepare Your Fuel Supply
If you love your wood burning stove, or wood burning fireplace, but you still need some information on how to prepare and keep the fuel for that stove or fireplace, then you’re going to love this article by Woodheat.org. This article is a step by step guide on how to prepare and how to store the wood you’re going to use in your wood burning stove or fireplace. It’s critical to make sure the wood you are burning is properly seasoned and stored and this article gives you everything you need to know. The author prefers a non-covered method of seasoning the wood. You’ll also get a full breakdown on the correct size of wood you need prepare in order to make sure it will work well in your stove or fireplace. Get all the info you need to have a safe and warm winter by reading the full article here.