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Ask A Firewood Question!

Welcome to the page on our website where visitors ask a firewood question related to heating with wood.

The goal of this website is to provide useful information about firewood and all of its related topics for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

Although we try to include as much information as possible on this site, we understand we can't cover everything so we've created this page to help answer some various questions submitted by our visitors.

Whether you're a first time homeowner looking to install a wood burning stove, or you've been heating with wood for years and find it a fascinating topic.....there's always something new to learn or great information to pass along to others.

I can remember my first year heating with wood.  I read books, searched the internet and talked to everyone I could for tips and advice to keep my house warm for as cheap as possible without burning it down in the process.  

I quickly learned there was a lot more to heating with firewood than just throwing a log into a wood stove and walking away.  Different firewood types, the moisture content of your firewood and even the basics of running a chainsaw and using a splitting axe are all things to consider.

However, after you master the basics you'll quickly learn to love the heat provided by firewood.  It's a deep heat, the kind that warms everything in your home and you'll rest easy knowing it's heating your home at a fraction of the price compared to other popular fuels.

Firewood Question - Submitted By Our Visitors

To learn more, read the questions asked by our visitors at the bottom of this page.  

Do you have knowledge or experiences you would like to share?  Leave a comment to one of the questions below for others to learn from and enjoy!

What Other Visitors Have Asked

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Rotating Firewood 
Question I am a disabled vet, due to extensive back problems. I purchase one to two cords of firewood a year. I have a shed to keep it dry; …

Southern California Firewood Choices 
Question We just bought a vacation home in Idyllwild California (southern California) and it has an airtight stove. I was wondering what …

Wood Boiler Log Length 
Question What is the best log length to burn in an outdoor wood boiler? Presently, I'm cutting my wood at 22 inches. Thanks Answer

Cooking With Pine 
Question How safe is burning pine to cook over, not the coals but the burning wood itself? I've always been told not to cook over the burning …

Dirty Chimney From White Birch? 
Question I was told that white birch will dirty your chimney more than any other wood....Is this true? Also, which wood should you stay away …

Firewood Shed Problem 
Question My firewood shed has a concrete floor with 32" concrete walls because it is built in the ground. It has a roof and has 2 walls open. …

How much mold on firewood is too much to burn? 
Question Reading your page on moldy firewood was very interesting and helpful, thanks. I have one question. You say: "For home heating purposes, …

Rusted Hot Water Tank 
Question We have an outdoor wood furnace. We had a sidearm for our hot water tank but we have gone through 4 tanks in less then 2 yrs. The …

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A chiminea can be a great backyard focal point. They're fun to use, interesting to look at and they're available in many different shapes and sizes. …

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Skid Steer Log Splitter Not rated yet
Question Does anyone have experience or thoughts on log splitters for skid steer loaders? I have used a 35 ton Huskee log splitter in the …

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Question I am currently living on an Indian reservation in Montana. There are trees everywhere here and many people here either need wood …

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Question I have a lot of scrap pieces of plywood and treated lumber from woodworking projects. Are they safe to use as kindling in a home fireplace …

Heating Water With A Wood Furnace Not rated yet
Question I normally only use my wood boiler for heat during the winter months. I have 2 electric hot water heaters in my house. I'm thinking …

Black Mold On Sweet Gum Firewood Stack? Not rated yet
Question We recently had a sweet gum tree cut down in our backyard, and my husband saved the wood to burn outdoors in our firepit and chiminea. …

How Long Can You Store Firewood Outside? Not rated yet
Question How many years can I keep white ash once it's cut and split? I have the chance to get a lot of it free, but I don't use that much wood …

Recommendation For A Good Moisture Meter? Not rated yet
Question: Can you recommend a good moisture meter for checking the moisture content in firewood? Answer: Moisture meters …

Firewood Business Plan Not rated yet
Question If I wanted to cut and split firewood as a business, how do you think I could best obtain logs to make my firewood? How do you think …

Loading Firewood Not rated yet
I have a huge pile of firewood in my yard and want to load it with a tractor. If I use my bucket I pick up dirt, rocks etc. Do you know of an attachment …


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