The BTUs that a cord of wood produces varies between types of wood. A cord of white oak produces 29.1 million BTUs, while a cord of white pine produces 15.9 million BTUs.Know More
When burning wood as a heat source, dry wood is preferable over green wood. Green wood contains more water and produces less heat and more smoke and creosote than dry wood.
The best wood to use in fireplaces is wood that is dense or heavy, like cedar and oak, which produces little smoke and does not pop or spark. Conifers, such as spruce and pine, throw out many sparks, which could cause a fire in the home.Learn more about Thermodynamics
How long wood takes to burn depends on how dense and moist each piece of wood is. In terms of chemical composition, most woods are very similar, but dense woods burn longer and are considered to be better for burning.Full Answer >
Wood is a poor conductor of heat (as well as other forms of energy) because it is covalently bound as a compound. As a result, it does not have the free electrons that scatter about to conduct different forms of energy like metals and other strong conductors do.Full Answer >
A cord is a quantity of cut firewood, usually defined as the amount of wood that fills a 128 cubic foot space, or an 8 by 4 by 4 foot stack. Since firewood is irregularly shaped, a cord of wood typically averages about 85 cubic feet of wood.Full Answer >
The temperature at which wood combusts varies from 190 to 260 degrees Celsius. The ignition point of wood varies depending on the type of wood and the dryness of the wood. Decayed wood ignites at a temperature of 150 C.Full Answer >