[Greenbuilding] firewood moisture content

Paul Hadfield paul.hadfield at firelight.co.uk
Thu Dec 22 05:45:46 PST 2011


On Mon Dec 19 04:32:21 PST 2011 nick pine nick at early.com  wrote:Frank Tettemer <frank at livingsol.com>>>The other advantages of very dry wood are that the house receives more 
>>BTU's per cord of wood. This results in less wood to bring in, and fewer
>>ashes to take out.

>Water vapor makes ashes? :-)Nick 

No; but for the same heat output into the heated space you need to burn more wet wood than dry. Hence more ashes for the same heat output, when burning wet wood, in my (and, if I understand correctly, Frank's) view of it.


Paul Hadfield
www.firelight.co.uk
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