[Greenbuilding] firewood moisture content - a question for Norbert perhaps

Reuben Deumling 9watts at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 23:02:38 PST 2011


This is funny. Looking through old e-mails I stumbled upon this exchange
with Norbert six years ago about our (now long gone) brick chimney. In
response to a question from him I was describing the inherited method for
burning wood, coaxing heat out of an armload of firewood (highlighted
below).

How quickly we forget from whom we learn crucial lessons.


>  On 12/13/05, Norbert Senf <<mailto:mheat at mha-net.org>mheat at mha-net.org>
> wrote:
> At 08:23 AM 12/13/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>
>   and yes, try to fill it over night and close it part way, but I get
>> your point.
>>
>
> Be careful with that. That's when 90% of your emissions happen - from
smoldering burns. Important to check the chimney regularly if you burn like
that.
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