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Old 02-17-2021, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default What sort of wood is this? (Burning in fireplace)

So, our recently passed Uncle had a large stash of firewood and we went to pick it up today for the fireplace but I want to make sure itís safe to burn first.




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Old 02-17-2021, 05:56 PM   #2
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Elm.....maybe
Regardless, it’s good for heat
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:58 PM   #3
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Elm.....maybe
Regardless, itís good for heat


Awesome. Thank you. Very much.


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Old 02-17-2021, 05:59 PM   #4
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Stay warm!!!!!!��
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:01 PM   #5
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Elm.....maybe
Regardless, itís good for heat
Question what wood is unsafe to burn ??
I have oak , mesquite, cedar, hackberry, mulberry in the pile
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:06 PM   #6
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Question what wood is unsafe to burn ??
I have oak , mesquite, cedar, hackberry, mulberry in the pile
I don’t know if any wood is unsafe but I’ve heard that cedar and pine might leave a residue in the chimney that over time could cause a fire
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Water Oak


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Old 02-17-2021, 06:07 PM   #8
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Cedar will also ďpopĒ and throw embers out of the fireplace which could easily start an unwanted fire!

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Old 02-17-2021, 06:09 PM   #9
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Lol Pilar........I know there are some that are not good I just canít remember in a pinch. Something about the creosote they create and whatever else.


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Old 02-17-2021, 06:12 PM   #10
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I like finding cedar logs at the beach. Throw one on the fire, it burns hot and smells great.
Don’t burn treated lumber
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:14 PM   #11
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Lol Pilar........I know there are some that are not good I just can’t remember in a pinch. Something about the creosote they create and whatever else.


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We burn 85% cedar to 15% oak in the cabin, I am in my 50’s my uncle 70 and he said the cabin chimney has never been cleaned, lol I better tell him to find a chimney sweep quickly
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:16 PM   #12
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Cedar and mesquite can burn too hot for some fireplaces. If its a wood stove it is safe. Some wood just burns dirty resulting in soot in chimney
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:16 PM   #13
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Looks like oak. Not sure the exact species .
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:21 PM   #14
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I have my chimney serviced once a year and theyíre awesome. They completely service the whole thing for $125. He says to burn a ďcreosoteĒ buster log about once a month if you burn often and he says that will keep it from becoming a fire hazard. Theyíre like $15 and because we burn a lot in the winter, Iíd rather be safe than sorry.


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Old 02-17-2021, 06:51 PM   #15
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Um, I burn alot of hackberry. When its seasoned well and really dry it burns hot. A lil stinky if not fully seasoned. Lol
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:53 PM   #16
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Looks like Spanish oak
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:57 PM   #17
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I don’t think it’s elm. elm has a “wavy” cord to it.
Don’t want to burn cedar and that is not cedar.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:06 PM   #18
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Looks like well seasoned pin oak to me.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:07 PM   #19
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Blackjack oak. Burns hot and will leave a creosote residue.
At least thatís what Iíve been told.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:10 PM   #20
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Donít know about cedar but most conifers leave a lot of creosote and can cause a fire.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:11 PM   #21
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Don't burn pine in fireplaces u less you have to. As mentioned it leaves residue in the chimney and needs to be swept
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:12 PM   #22
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Well itís burning pretty clean compared to my regular oak. No smell, not much smoke, I checked into water oak and it said itís great to use for fireplaces.

Either way, Iíll burn a creosote buster log as soon as I get one available.


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Old 02-17-2021, 07:14 PM   #23
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Some flavor of oak. Color says red but bark says pin oak.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:18 PM   #24
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Well itís burning pretty clean compared to my regular oak. No smell, not much smoke, I checked into water oak and it said itís great to use for fireplaces.

Either way, Iíll burn a creosote buster log as soon as I get one available.


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Old 02-17-2021, 07:20 PM   #25
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I burn post oak , pin oak,elm,hackberry but never pine or cedar.
If a tree dies or blows over I cut it up
The main thing is to make sure it is cured.
Iíve found that elm puts out good heat it resembles mesquite after being split up.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:21 PM   #26
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Also, it burns really hot and slow too. I have 1/2 cord of it lol. Just wonít roast a marshmallow over it just incase.


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Any one burn honey locust ? Just read it a awesome fire wood, but I hear people say it has some heavy thorns, ( we don’t have any out here)
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:23 PM   #28
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Well itís burning pretty clean compared to my regular oak. No smell, not much smoke, I checked into water oak and it said itís great to use for fireplaces.

Either way, Iíll burn a creosote buster log as soon as I get one available.


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We have a ton of water oak at my familyís place in Lavaca County. Itís become my go-to for firewood for both the fire pit and the BBQ. Itís easy to cut, easy to split, dries/cures fairly fast, burns consistent temp for Q and is very mild in the smoke taste department which is what me and the family like. My grandparents always called them pin-oaks, but after a cousins got her masters in Forestey from ATM we were corrected and told they were actually ďwater oaksĒ....


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Old 02-17-2021, 07:25 PM   #29
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We have a ton of water oak at my familyís place in Lavaca County. Itís become my go-to for firewood for both the fire pit and the BBQ. Itís easy to cut, easy to split, dries/cures fairly fast, burns consistent temp for Q and is very mild in the smoke taste department which is what me and the family like. My grandparents always called them pin-oaks, but after a cousins got her masters in Forestey from ATM we were corrected and told they were actually ďwater oaksĒ....


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So what youíre saying is......pull out the marshmallows!!!

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Old 02-17-2021, 07:26 PM   #30
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I donít know if any wood is unsafe but Iíve heard that cedar and pine might leave a residue in the chimney that over time could cause a fire
thought elm was a popper also. make sure to have a screen, just in case.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:31 PM   #31
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Cedar will also ďpopĒ and throw embers out of the fireplace which could easily start an unwanted fire!

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My grandpa hated burning cedar for that reason but heíd throw a log or two in for my grandmother because she liked the way it smelled. I can still hear him ********!
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:32 PM   #32
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So what youíre saying is......pull out the marshmallows!!!

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EXACTLY!!!


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Old 02-17-2021, 07:42 PM   #33
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I'm almost 100% sure that's not elm. Elm does not split that well and the bark doesn't look right. It does look like the water oak I've been burning, but I'm by no means an expert. Lol
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:53 PM   #34
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I would avoid burning sumac.
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:55 PM   #35
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log on the right is oak grains, the bark looks like oak blight. Good burners
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:00 PM   #36
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Pin oak. Won’t be as much heat, but burns clean. Won’t make many coals.
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:37 PM   #37
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Oak for sure

Elm stinks and hackberry pops
Persimmon is the worst popping wood I ever burned
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:49 PM   #38
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Burned some giant crepe myrtles one time. Pretty dang good fir wood
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:58 PM   #39
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Ash is my favorite wood to burn in the fireplace followed closely by black jack oak.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:04 PM   #40
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Get some hedge. Very hot.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:05 PM   #41
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log on the right is oak grains, the bark looks like oak blight. Good burners
My thoughts also.
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:34 AM   #42
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Get some hedge. Very hot.
That is what we burned growing up in Missouri never heard anybody in Texas call it hedge. It burns very hot but also pops a lot.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:07 AM   #43
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Oak for sure

Elm stinks and hackberry pops
Persimmon is the worst popping wood I ever burned
Cedar's pretty bad at popping too but dang it burns hot!

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Old 02-18-2021, 06:20 AM   #44
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Firewood!!! Burn it lol


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Old 02-18-2021, 06:37 AM   #45
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Any one burn honey locust ? Just read it a awesome fire wood, but I hear people say it has some heavy thorns, ( we donít have any out here)
Giant thorns
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:18 AM   #46
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I wouldn't burn pine because of the creosote and I wouldn't burn osage orange because it burns very hot.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:24 AM   #47
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Old railroad ties and wooden electrical poles tend to get a little smokey
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Get some hedge. Very hot.
Is that horse apple tree ?
A guy down the road has horse apples
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:35 AM   #49
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Our wood stove lists elm as the #1 wood not to burn because of the buildup in the pipe. #1 and #2 to burn is oak and mesquite in that order.
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That is what we burned growing up in Missouri never heard anybody in Texas call it hedge. It burns very hot but also pops a lot.
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Is that horse apple tree ?
A guy down the road has horse apples
In Oklahoma we called it hedge. I believe it has the highest BTUís. It does pop pretty bad. But it will crank out the heat.
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