[Greenbuilding] firewood moisture content - a question for Norbertperhaps

Tim Vireo Keating t.keating at rainforestrelief.org
Wed Dec 14 22:06:13 PST 2011

Makes sense.

At 12:43 PM -0500 12/12/11, Corwyn wrote:
>On 12/12/2011 12:31 PM, Tim Vireo Keating wrote:
>>I'm assuming that the heat 'lost' in the production of the steam is
>>truly lost for the user only if the steam goes out the flue. If it goes
>>into the room, wouldn't the steam than give back the heat to the room
>>when the water vapor cools?
>Sure, but the only way the water vapor is going into the room rather 
>than up the chimney is if the fireplace is *very* open.  In which 
>case a little wet wood is the least of your efficiency problems.
>Thank You Kindly,
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