Re: Cutting down trees
The problem with using most softwoods (pine, fir, etc.) as firewood is the resin/pitch. It vaporises in the smoke and then cools as it rises up the chimney, condensing on the walls of the chimney as sticky soot. Over time it builds up. Then one day you make yourself a nice fire, and it ignites the built-up soot and pitch, and you've got a chimney fire. Which acts sort of like a blast furnace, and will find any chinks in your chimney lining and burn your house down.
Which is why I have always understood it to be preferable to burn only well-seasoned hardwoods.
- Bill T.
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