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What is the best firewood for a woodstove? Oak, maple, fir, a mix? FGMJ If you see this please respond also!

Our furnace is temporarily out of commision. Time to fire up the wood stove.

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Oak and Doug Fir are both great, better than maple. I'm having a hard time selling my maple

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ClaraListensprechen
Hardwood trees hold a flame longer than soft wood trees, but soft wood trees are good to use for the purpose of getting a hardwood fire started (kindling).
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Clara, it might surprise you that some hardwoods are much softer than some softwoods and hardwoods do not hold a better flame as a rule, but thanks for the input.
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ClaraListensprechen
I can't imagine any hardwood burning fast. Hardwood's just too dense.
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Well, there are many types of maple and some are quite soft. Alder and cottonwood are also soft hardwoods that don't put out as many BTU's per cubic feet as say Douglas Fir or Tamarack (both softwoods)
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Where I live aspen is classified as a hardwood! To me it burns quicker than most go for wood!
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Thank you for your input. Oak $400, fir $200 Maple $220. I am leaning toward the fir.
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Yes thank you, ...Sherlock
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Your welcome! And those are some premium prices, but fair if you get full cords delivered. It's a lot of work!
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Yeah, it really is!
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ps Trerene is my wife,if you were wondering. lol
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Nice to meet the two of you!
we might be neighbors if you live in happy valley!
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Really! Yes we do. Nice to meet you neighbor! We are at the top of Deardorf on Portland view.
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oak, but dont get oak wood that is supper dry cause it will burn up way to fast.

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I like oak but can't get it where I live! We burn a lot of aspen, or pinon pine here! I've burned bowling pins from our local alley. Beautiful colored flames, bowling alleys don't change them out very often but the make a great fire!

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Is that epoxy I smell burning over here?
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You bet! Now that marihuana is legal for everyone here not going to know what we will be smelling!
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Thank you, I live in Oregon. Oak $400 a cord Fir $200.
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Thank you.
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Good move Colorado, keep it green!
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We pay $150.00 per full cord for Beatle kill pine delivered. Just went up this year. It was $125.00 per cord last year! Our grass law isn't totally effective yet! We had medical grass for years but soon you'll be able to stop at 7-11 and pick up some Fritos and a joint or two! Some people won't care about the heat then, wood or otherwise!
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We've burned mostly juniper, oak and use pine sparingly.

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Thank you, How is Juniper?
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It doesn't burn as hot as oak and doesn't leave stuff in the chimmey like pine. Juniper doesn't burn well if its' green. We would cut our own firewood.
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