Is pine wood toxin in a fireplace?

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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.
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What kind of wood is good for a fireplace?

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.

Can you burn olive wood in the fireplace?

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.

Who invented the wood fireplace?

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 (MORE)

What are good woods to burn in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Can you burn apple wood in a fireplace?

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.

Is pine a good wood to burn in your 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 (MORE)

Can you burn pressure treated wood in the fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is butternut wood good to burn in a fireplace?

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.

What is pine wood?

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

Can you burn oak wood in the fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Can pine-wood be used in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is mesquite wood good for a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

What is the best wood to burn in a fireplace?

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.

Is pine wood a hard wood?

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.

Maple wood and pine wood difference?

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 (MORE)

Can you burn wood in a gas fireplace?

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 (MORE)

How do you convert a coal fireplace to a wood burning fireplace?

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 (MORE)

What is the commonly used wood in fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Can you burn Sugargum wood in a fireplace?

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.

Is pine good wood to burn in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

When wood burns in a fireplace mass is lost?

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 (MORE)

When was the year the fireplace with wood started?

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.

How much wood to put in fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is there a list of woods to burn in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

How do you convert a gas fireplace into a wood burning fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is locust a good wood to burn in a fireplace?

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)

Can a gas log fireplace be changed over to wood fireplace?

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. (MORE)

Can you install wood stove to a fireplace?

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.

How do you keep my wood burning in a gas fireplace?

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,

What wood is better to use in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is cherry wood safe to burn in your fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is spruce good wood to burn in a fireplace?

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 (MORE)

Is a sycamore good fireplace wood?

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.

Can martin a42 fireplace burn wood?

Check with Martin for an owner's manual. Unless a fireplace is specifically rated as multi-fuel, a gas fireplace cannot safely burn wood.

Is a wood fireplace illegal?

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.

How can you find a fireplaces that allow wood burning?

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 (MORE)