Is pine wood toxin in a fireplace?
Is it toxic? No- no more than any other wood- but pine will burn very quickly, and produce high levels of creosote in the chimney.
depends if it is fresh
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Answer . Almost any dry wood is fine. Birch has a nice aroma and provides good heat. If you want a longer lasting fire, larger unsplit logs of almost fresh spruce or pine work well. Most hardwoods (of which birch is one) have pleasant aromas.
Answer . Yes. And it gives off a lovely smell, too.. Answer . Olive wood is a very hard, condensed wood. It is very hard to catch alight, but once it burns, it does so for a long time and gives off a lot of heat.
The wood fireplace goes back thousands of years and no one knows who invented it. . Benjamin Franklin invented a particular kind of stove (not a fireplace) that was more effective and efficient than a fireplace in warming a room and in fuel consumption. The Franklin Stove was also easier and safer …to use for cooking than a fireplace was. (MORE)
Softwoods, such as pine and fir will light easily, but burn quickly. Seasoned hardwood (cut, split, and allowed to dry for 6-12 months) will give you the longest lasting fires- Ash, Hickory, Oak, Beech, and Locust are among the best. Do not burn scrap treated lumber- the chemicals used to make it re…sist bugs and fungi are not good for you. (MORE)
Yes, you can burn apple wood in a fireplace. It generates verylittle smoke and hotter than normal firewood. It is a good heatoutput with a small visible flame and ideal for wood-fire. It is asafely and efficiently burned in fireplace.
Pine burns faster than hard wood, and leaves almost no coals so it's less heat efficient. Pine creates more sparks than hard wood so a good fireplace screen is essential and be aware that more sparks may ignite kreasote build-up in your chimney. On the plus side, cured pine usually has a brighter fl…ame than hard wood and is prettier in your fire. Also pine is more likely to create the crackling fire sound that people enjoy. Probably your best bet is to use two pieces of hard wood and one piece of pine, and be aware that you will probably want to add one or two additional pine pieces before the hard wood burns away. (MORE)
Do not burn pressure-treated wood . Wood treated with water-borne preservatives must not be burned because combustion breaks the unique bond formed between the preservative solution and the wood. When this bond is destroyed, the components of the preservative can be released in the form of ash an…d particulates, which can be harmful if inhaled. It is completely proper and legal to send treated wood to a landfill. (MORE)
Butternut is one of the low heating energy fuels and needs to be seasoned well due to high moisture content. But it is hardwood and the heating energy is not that different that you will notice it significantly.
It is actually a mixture between the great southern oak species andthe atlantic polar bear species.The atlantic polar bear used toclimb this particular tree and therefore the name of the tree
Oak is a dense wood that burns nicely and puts off lots of heat. It should be dry (generally 1 year) after cutting and not green (freshly cut). Be aware that if oak wilt was the reason the try was cut, it can spread by even having the wood on your property. Burning the wood supposedly is Ok, but it …is while storing the cut wood that the spores from the oak wilt disease will spread to other oak trees. (MORE)
Pine can be used but it doesn't burn clean. It contains large amounts of tars and over time will leave a heavy creosote buildup. It is a good burning wood though. I have used it many times. It also tends to "pop" explode so be sure to have a safety screen to keep the embers from flying on you or you…r floor. (MORE)
Yes. Mesquite wood is an excellent choice for burning in one's fireplace. It is a very hard and dense wood, and rivals oak in its ability to emit heat and burn for a long time. The addition of a recently cut (partially green) log or two can prolong the fire. Mesquite, when burning, has a pleasant… odor, mildly sweet. (MORE)
Hard and dryed woods like oak. Soft woods like pine can coat the insides of your chiminy and can cause a fire. Very important to let your wood dry for at least a year after cutting down a tree for this reason.
No. Pine is not a hardwood. It should not be burned in a fireplace or wood stove because the flammable resins in the wood will build up in the chimney and could ignite causing a chimney fire.
There are various types of maple and pine each with its own characteristics but the main difference in characteristics is that maple is hard and fine grained whereas pine is relatively soft and coarse grained.. There is a list of various types of wood and their characteristics at `Properties and Us…es of Woods' - http://www.inquirewithin.biz/Vol1/Woods/wood_properties.htm. (MORE)
Wood in a fireplace. When woods burns it gives of heat, a form of energy. Thus the wood has more potential energy.
This question really can't be answered in a cut and dry fashion, because it truly depends on the specific fireplace, and chimny/stove pipe setup you're dealing with. It is possible that a gas fireplace could be, or could have been built that would allow for safe wood burning, but without knowing the… specifics, to be on the safe side, I'd say No. Put simply, I wouldn't recomend it, as it may very well result in a house fire. Someone elses answer: A true gas fireplace does not accept wood. It generally has a closed front and artificial logs or bricks to spread the heat. Some wood-burning fireplaces have a gas assist. Propane or natural gas is used to get the fire started and help smoke exhaust up the chimney. This is highly useful for those who don't have easy access to kindling wood, or for whom are art of building a fire in a fireplace is daunting, or for firewood that is damp. This is the only type of gas fireplace you can put wood into. (MORE)
remove burnt coal, replace with seasoned firewood The above will not work! If you've ever seen a coal fireplace you would realize it is MUCH smaller than a wood burning fireplace. It would require major changes, probably not possible. A normal fireplace will burn either coal or wood or a mixtur…e of both. If the size of the logs is controlled then their is no need to adapt the hearth. (MORE)
yes, the oils in the wood make it burn very quickly, the wood will not last long, and you should be sure to clean your chimney regularly, but the wood burns quite well
Any soft wood will burn fast and may get too hot. Hedge will burn hot and throws a lot of sparks.
Hardwoods are the best wood for fireplaces as they burn much longer than pine does. Ash, Oak, Maple, Birch, Beech, and Walnut are all good wood to burn producing med-high heat and little smoke and sparks. Cherry while it does not burn as well as some of the other hardwoods -it does produce a wonde…rful aroma. They need to be seasoned for at least a year before burning. (MORE)
Yes. Has a high moisture content, and needs drying. Not the best in the world, but can be burned.
Various gum trees make for fairly decent fireword. Not as good as oak or hickory, but better than cottonwood pine or fir. Many species of gum are a pain to split, but once split burn OK.
Pine will make great kindling- to light the fire. However, it will burn very quickly, produce few coals for long lasting heat, and produces a lot of creosote that will need to be cleaned from your chimney. It would be a good idea to keep a little dry pine for kindling, but find a good hardwood such …as oak, ash, or hickory for your main fuel wood. (MORE)
No, mass is an innate property of matter, and matter can not be destroyed in a chemical reaction. Although after the fire the remains (ashes) weigh less than the original wood, the fire has also produced CO2, Carbon (soot/smoke) and H2O as gases and this is where the mass that was once part of the w…ood has gone. (MORE)
Yes. Not the best in the world, but if you have it, you can use it.
Wood fireplaces would have evolved from the beginning of human civilization. Both Indians and Eskimos incorporated some kind of venting in their dwellings, although perhaps not an advanced chimney. See Wikipedia for some history milestones.
Sort of like how much water to put in a bathtub- answer is enough. For a social purpose fire, 3-4 logs is usually plenty. Heating? 5-6, depending on the size of your wood, how dry, what type of wood, etc. Start small- 2 lengths of wood on the bottom, one above. Add new wood to the rear, where it wil…l allow heat to radiate into the room. Gradually increase until you reach the effect or heat level you want. Easy does it. (MORE)
There are a number of websites that offer information on the best wood for heating. Generally, hardwoods such as Ash, Oak, and Hickory will be the very best. Softwoods such as pine and fir will have low heat values, burn up quickly, and produce a lot of creosote (but makes good kindling) There are a… few toxic woods I would NOT burn, including poison oak, sumac, and treated lumber scrap. Treated lumber (may be called CCA, Tanalised, salt treated, or "green wood") is treated with heavy metals to keep bugs and fungus from destroying it. (MORE)
Due to air quality problems, there will be AREAS with CA where it is not permitted- and some areas where you cannot get a building permit to install one.
first off you need to turn off the gas then, cap the gas line then remove the gas line and the vent pipes up in the chimney, then remove the insert or gas log, then install damper doors, put on a suitable door to the fireplace, and put a basket in the fireplace to hold the wood The above paragrap…h assumes that the fireplace was originally a wood burning fireplace that was retrofit to accommodate a gas fireplace insert and in that circumstance the information is accurate. However, if the fireplace was originally designed as a gas appliance it cannot be converted to solid fuel ( wood ). (MORE)
yes, its got high BTU because its a soft wood. But... dont waste it because wood is become more precious as the world gets more populated.
It is a GREAT wood for wood stoves, with heat values similar to anthracite coal. However, it has a tendency to "spit" burning coals a good distance. Be sure to use a screen, be careful of health issues some folks have with bark. (skin contact)
ya but the chemicals used in the staining process are toxic and flammable, so you might burn down your house, but you will be warm
pine is not good ans it is a softwood and will burn too fast and coat the flue with creosote.
First off you need to turn off the gas and cap the gas line. Next, remove the gas line and the vent pipes up in the chimney. After that, remove the insert or gas log and install damper doors. Then, put on a suitable door to the fireplace. Finally, put a basket in the fireplace to hold the wood. …http://wiki.answers.com/How_do_you_convert_a_gas_fireplace_into_a_wood_burning_fireplace#ixzz17W5OFp8M . (MORE)
Yes, but the stove pipe should extend into the flue, and have a fire proof fitting- not just extending through a cover at the face of the fireplace, Consult a chimney specialist for an installation that will meet building codes.
Gas fireplaces are not intended to burn wood. A gas ASSISTED fireplace can burn either gas or wood. ONLY if that is the type you have should you try to burn wood. Be sure damper to the flue is open, and that wood is dry,
Use metal prongs for a fire place because if you get normal ones they will burn.
Hardwood are far better than soft wood as they burn hotter and create less creosote build up. Oak, walnut or hickory are preferred. Hedge or Osage orange when burned on its own actually creates too much heat and can lead to damage to the flue liner. If you have some hedge you want to burn mix it wit…h other wood such as oak about 4 oak to 1 hedge and you will have a long lasting fire that produces are very good quantity and quality of heat. Another word of caution on Hedge or Osage orange is that these woods tend to pop and with out a quality fire screen can lead to safety issues. (MORE)
Any kind of wood is safe to burn in your fireplace as long as its dried to approx 18% moisture content, and does not contain any man made chemicals like pressure treated wood. Lumber should also be avoided for anything other then a firestarter because its dried to 5% and can over fire and damage som…e stoves and fireplaces. Number one rule, is avoiding green wood (green wood being freshly cut wood or wood with a high moisture content) in any appliance. Other then that any wood, including pine, is safe to burn. Its a myth that pine contains more creosote, the reason its less desirable then other hardwoods is that its less dense, therfore contains less btu's then similar sizes of hardwood. Pine cones (dried) can also be used and they give a nice pine fragrance when being burnt. (MORE)
Spruce will make great kindling- to light the fire. However, it will burn very quickly, produce few coals for long lasting heat, and produces a lot of creosote that will need to be cleaned from your chimney. It would be a good idea to keep a little dry spruce for kindling, but find a good hardwood s…uch as oak, ash, or hickory for your main fuel wood (MORE)
It burns well, but should be allowed to dry at least 12 months before burning, it is VERY heavy, and a real pain to split. A powered log splitter will split it, a splitting maul will be a LOT of work. It does burn quite hot, pleasant odor.
Check with Martin for an owner's manual. Unless a fireplace is specifically rated as multi-fuel, a gas fireplace cannot safely burn wood.
Oak, ash, black locust, osage orange. Hickory is good but pops a lot. Poplar, cottonwood and any evergreen will burn VERY fast.
I would like to suggest an older movie entitled, "Quest for Fire". It all starts with a match.
Laws vary place to place. In areas such as Colorado that have VERY bad winter air quality, no additional solid fuel burning fireplaces can be built, and days that you are allowed to burn are set by local govt. Check with yours.
Some of the benefits of a wood burning fireplace include the lower cost of heating a home versus the cost of gas. Wood is also considered a renewable resource so it could be argued is better for the environment than the fossil fuel of gas.
One can purchase a wood fireplace insert through a large retail store such as Walmart or Target. It is also possible to purchase it online through Wood Land Direct.
If one would prefer not to go to the expense of having a mason build a brick fireplace, it is possible to purchase a wood burning fireplace and have it professionally installed. There are fireplace stores such as Woodland Direct and Napoleon Fireplaces sell them, as do home improvement stores like …Home Depot. (MORE)