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Guide for Buying Wood Fuel

Guidepor buying wood fuel between 35% and 60% MOISTURE CONTENT Burning wet wood will produce steam, less heat, pollution, problems with the flue liner and increase the danger of a chimney fire. The ideal moisture content for burning is under 20%. of the weight of freshly felled wood is water. SEASONING Trees felled during the Seasoning reduces the moisture content of the wood. Wood felled during one winter should be seasoned until the next Autumn/Winter will have a very high moisture content. and preferably a second winter before it is burned. BUYING WOOD Buy it by volume than by weight If you want to purchase wood to burn straight away rather than store it and dry it out, it is recommended to purchase kiln dried logs, which are usually under 20% moisture. WOOD DENSITY Hardwoods tend to be denser than soft- Woods (evergreen, coniferous species). best to burn The heavier and therefore the denser ash, beech, hornbeam, hawthorn, crab apple wild cherry. the wood, the higher its calorific value and therefore the longer it will burn. Lists of log suppliers are available on If you got any questions about this infographic or in general, email us [email protected] Corinium FLUE SYSTEMS i © All rights reserved sources

Guide for Buying Wood Fuel

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If you have a wood burning stove or fireplace read these tips before buying wood fuel for winter. You can share it in your blog but please give a link back to the original source.


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