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Warm Up With Firewood

By Kim Filler

There are as many types of firewood on the market, as there are fireplaces. If you have been heating your home with firewood, you are likely educated in the various types of wood available. If you are considering a wood-burning stove to heat your home or cottage, the following is a summary of the most popular types of wood used.

Ash, Oak, Beech, Birch, Hickory and Hard Maple are by far the best types of wood to use. They each produce a high amount of heat, which is one of the most important considerations. Each of these species burn extremely well, and they are all relatively easy to split. Another feature of these types is that they produce very little heavy smoke and very few sparks.

Aside from the species mentioned above, Soft Maple, Black Cherry, and Yellow Pine are the next best to use. The Soft Maple and Black Cherry each produce a decent amount of heat, but they both burn well and are easy to split. They also produce a low amount of heavy smoke and sparks. Yellow Pine is also quite a decent wood to use. The only significant drawback with Pine is that it tends to smoke a lot, and it may not be ideal for burning inside your home.

Elm, Sweetgum, Basswood, Poplar, and White Pine are all decent species. If you are unable to get any of the wood mentioned above, these will work just fine. None of them produce an impressive amount of heat, but in certain cases some heat is better than none. These species also produce more smoke and sparks than the aforementioned. The Elm and Sweetgum tend not to burn very well, and they are often difficult to split. These woods should be used when you have no other choices available to you.

As is the case with any heating system, your wood-burning stove should be installed by a professional. It must be checked and maintained annually, along with your chimney. Remember to always make safety a priority, and to keep your fireplace tools and fire extinguisher close by in case of an emergency.

About the Author: Kim Filler loves to sit in her favorite chair watching the flames dance in her fireplace. When she is not trying to build the perfect fire, she writes freelance articles for http://www.fireplacesandwoodstoves.com/

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Splitting Firewood With A Splitter

By Ray J. Walberg

Nothing beats sitting by a cosy fire on a winter's evening. But first you have to get out there and split some firewood. Of course, you could use the old fashioned method of hitting a wedge with a mallet to split the wood, but you'll get the job done faster and be sitting by the fire sooner if you use a log splitter.

How can you decide what size log splitter you need? You measure a log splitter in terms of ton capacity. The log splitters that professionals use are at least 20 ton capacity, but for home use, a splitter in the two to five ton range should be adequate.

The tonnage of the splitter will determine the horsepower of the engine, since a bigger capacity splitter will require a larger engine. If the engine is underpowered for the job, it will burn out quickly. So the first decision you have to make is how you intend to use the splitter-just for your own use for logs and making furniture, or if you are going to make a lot of furniture or split a lot of logs to sell.

Besides making the job of splitting logs easier, a log splitter can be used for more than just making firewood. Big forestry suppliers use a splitter to make the first cut for making log planks, or for cutting logs into manageable size for paper making. These splitters are part of a loggers equipment used in the forest to get cut down trees ready for transport and processing. Depending upon the end use, the logs are split in a certain way so as to save time in the wood mills and in this industry, as elsewhere, time is money.

If you are interested in making furniture with your log splitter, you can use it for that purpose in addition to splitting wood for a fireplace. The rustic look of split wood furniture is popular in the western look and the cabin look.

Log splitters tend to be expensive. Even a used one will cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. How much you spend will be determined on how much value you think you will get from your splitter. Do the numbers and you will probably see that if it takes an hour to split 10 logs by hand, and you earn $50 an hour at your normal job, you have some expensive logs. But with a log splitter, you can probably split 100 logs in the same time; your price per log is now $.50 per log instead of $5 per log!

Make sure you take safety into account when you are deciding upon a log splitter. You will be safer if you get a self lubricating and self maintaining splitter so that it stays in good condition. Just as you have to sharpen your axe, you have to keep your log splitter in top condition.

All of the features such as safety, time and convenience will make it a lot more desirable to have a hydraulic log splitter than the strenuous manual way of doing it. Even if you only use it for your cozy fires, you'll get a lot of benefit from having a full supply of firewood all winter long.

About the Author: Ray Walberg is writing principally for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , an online publication covering information on log construction . His writings on log splitter are found on http://www.insidewoodworking.com/lws/index.html .

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