Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by Daddybang » 26 Jan 2019, 7:48 am

bigfellascott wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:That looks like a good little setup you have there BR, what type of wood do you burn where you are?


I had to check with Rose :-)
She says most of what we burn is difficult to identify with certainty after laying in a paddock for a decade or two.
Mostly eucalypts, some blackwood, occasionally some pine and oak, and probably some others as well. Anything that falls goes through the stove eventually.

We saw it into ute-lengths, cart it up to the shed, stack any green stuff to dry, then cut the dry stuff into stove-lengths with the swing saw. Then split them and stack them in the wood shed with the snakes and spiders. Every week a heap gets barrowed down to the stack at the back door.


Yep I'm the same mate, I wouldn't have a clue about a lot of the wood I burn either, to me it's wood and it will put out some sort of heat so burn the bloody stuff :lol:

I get pine offcuts from the local mill, they come in handy when you want to get a fire going quickly and they put out good heat (they don't burn real long but it's great for getting the fire cranked up quickly) and it's free so we just get the backhoe to drop a load in the ute and off we go. :drinks:



We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by bigfellascott » 26 Jan 2019, 8:19 am

Wow - I don’t think we have worry about anything like that here thank god.
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by bigfellascott » 02 Feb 2019, 11:03 am

Went out yesterday with a couple of mates to start cutting firewood for the upcoming winter, 3 loads of Stringy and Peppermint were cut, some for me and the rest for a customer of my mates.

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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by bladeracer » 02 Feb 2019, 11:14 am

Daddybang wrote:We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:


What about CCA Treated Pine - is burning this stuff actually dangerous?
Bob here never worried about it, if it looked like wood it went in the stove.
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by Daddybang » 02 Feb 2019, 4:36 pm

bladeracer wrote:
Daddybang wrote:We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:


What about CCA Treated Pine - is burning this stuff actually dangerous?
Bob here never worried about it, if it looked like wood it went in the stove.


Don't know about treated pine I've burnt pallets and coppers logs and ended up with a very sore throat but I've felt the same after burning untreated black cypress logs(very handy for keeping mozzies down in camp
:D )
There's a few rainforest trees that the murris use for some of their corrobees and they get some very interesting result from burning them and inhaling the smoke. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by Stix » 02 Feb 2019, 6:14 pm

Daddybang wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
Daddybang wrote:We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:


What about CCA Treated Pine - is burning this stuff actually dangerous?
Bob here never worried about it, if it looked like wood it went in the stove.


Don't know about treated pine I've burnt pallets and coppers logs and ended up with a very sore throat but I've felt the same after burning untreated black cypress logs(very handy for keeping mozzies down in camp
:D )
There's a few rainforest trees that the murris use for some of their corrobees and they get some very interesting result from burning them and inhaling the smoke. :thumbsup: :drinks:


Its not dangerous to burn CCA treated timber...but given its treated with Copper, Chrome & Arsenic you probably dont want to be breathing in the fumes/smoke.. :thumbsdown:

I love the smell of Cypress...its so nice to cut & nice sweet smell when burning... :thumbsup: :clap:
:drinks:

Termites dont like the taste either... (well the termites down here anyway--dunno about the the supercharged hulk versions you breed up there.. :lol: . :crazy: ) :D
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by Daddybang » 03 Feb 2019, 7:31 am

Stix wrote:
Daddybang wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
Daddybang wrote:We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:


What about CCA Treated Pine - is burning this stuff actually dangerous?
Bob here never worried about it, if it looked like wood it went in the stove.


Don't know about treated pine I've burnt pallets and coppers logs and ended up with a very sore throat but I've felt the same after burning untreated black cypress logs(very handy for keeping mozzies down in camp
:D )
There's a few rainforest trees that the murris use for some of their corrobees and they get some very interesting result from burning them and inhaling the smoke. :thumbsup: :drinks:


Its not dangerous to burn CCA treated timber...but given its treated with Copper, Chrome & Arsenic you probably dont want to be breathing in the fumes/smoke.. :thumbsdown:

I love the smell of Cypress...its so nice to cut & nice sweet smell when burning... :thumbsup: :clap:
:drinks:

Termites dont like the taste either... (well the termites down here anyway--dunno about the the supercharged hulk versions you breed up there.. :lol: . :crazy: ) :D


Yeah stix it's one of my favorite bush timbers I'm lucky enough to have quite a bit of qld bush cypress and black cypress growing on my blovk so we use quite a bit of it for posts . :D
I am looking at building a saw to make it easier to cut the logs into planks to build a little cabin at some point (hard to get good planks with the little chainsaw I own). Posts i have put in the ground six or seven years ago haven't been eaten by the termites yet. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Who here uses firewood to heat their homes in winter?

Post by bigfellascott » 03 Feb 2019, 11:20 am

Daddybang wrote:
Stix wrote:
Daddybang wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
Daddybang wrote:We have to be very careful with the wood we burn(or at least know exactly what it is) as some trees can have nasty effects if ya breathe the smoke including hallucinations or in extreme cases death. :D :thumbsup: :drinks:


What about CCA Treated Pine - is burning this stuff actually dangerous?
Bob here never worried about it, if it looked like wood it went in the stove.


Don't know about treated pine I've burnt pallets and coppers logs and ended up with a very sore throat but I've felt the same after burning untreated black cypress logs(very handy for keeping mozzies down in camp
:D )
There's a few rainforest trees that the murris use for some of their corrobees and they get some very interesting result from burning them and inhaling the smoke. :thumbsup: :drinks:


Its not dangerous to burn CCA treated timber...but given its treated with Copper, Chrome & Arsenic you probably dont want to be breathing in the fumes/smoke.. :thumbsdown:

I love the smell of Cypress...its so nice to cut & nice sweet smell when burning... :thumbsup: :clap:
:drinks:

Termites dont like the taste either... (well the termites down here anyway--dunno about the the supercharged hulk versions you breed up there.. :lol: . :crazy: ) :D


Yeah stix it's one of my favorite bush timbers I'm lucky enough to have quite a bit of qld bush cypress and black cypress growing on my blovk so we use quite a bit of it for posts . :D
I am looking at building a saw to make it easier to cut the logs into planks to build a little cabin at some point (hard to get good planks with the little chainsaw I own). Posts i have put in the ground six or seven years ago haven't been eaten by the termites yet. :thumbsup: :drinks:


I'd be looking at a 394/395 husky or 066 stihl to do some milling with and an alaskan saw mill would probably be fine for what you want DB. :thumbsup:
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