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Old 08-06-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Greentown, PA
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okay Being a city chick, who has never ever had a fireplace! somebody told me that you cannot burn pine logs in a indoor fireplace is this true or are they pulling my leg??????????????
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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okay Being a city chick, who has never ever had a fireplace! somebody told me that you cannot burn pine logs in a indoor fireplace is this true or are they pulling my leg??????????????
No, they're not pulling your leg! Pine tends to pop when burned and sparks fly out. It's definitely not good for indoors.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Wayne Co, PA
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Agreed...and pine burns very fast, and produces a lot of creosote, which will build up on your chimney and can be hazardous.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Very true. Pine and other soft woods are loaded with creosote (black sticky burned sap) that will cling to the inside of your chimmney and will enough collects it will catch fire. Extremely dangerous stuff.

ONLY burn hardwoods that have cured (dried) for a minimum of 6mos, better at least a year. This type of firewood will have the least amount of creosote, and will also burn longer and hotter thus giving you a much more efficient fire.

Pine will pop and throw sparks due to the high sap content, but then so can the good stuff when there are nots or burls in the wood. Pine is just worse because there is so much sap compared to the amount of knots.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Greentown, PA
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OKay now that i know i can't use pine indoor. Anybody got any ideas about what to do with about four pickup loads full of pine logs?
I was thinking about making a wall with it?
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Pine should still be OK for an outdoor campfire, I would imagine. I wouldn't cook on it much, but to just sit around at night with a few beers, chatting up old friends and keeping the bugs away, it's probably okay.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Shohola, PA
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What about burning pine if it's sat for a few years? We just moved here about 15 months ago and the house we bought is only 5 years old. When the property was cleared, there were quite a few pine trees taken down and sectioned and are in piles all over the property. I think they were meant to be used in an outdoor furnace which the house is set up for but doesn't have yet.

Hubby thinks that if they've sat for more than at least a year, they can be burned indoors after being split down to fireplace size.

Anyone???
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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pine should not be burned in an indoor fireplace no matter how long it dried... pine is fine outdoors..
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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Pine should still be OK for an outdoor campfire, I would imagine. I wouldn't cook on it much, but to just sit around at night with a few beers, chatting up old friends and keeping the bugs away, it's probably okay.
Aaaahh, so where and when is this fire, BEERS, friends, no bugs thing?
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Northeast Pa
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So tell me, what do they burn out west, where all they have is pine?
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