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Author Topic: Not sure if the area I originally stored my Firewood over the winter if ok  (Read 2598 times)

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Re: Not sure if the area I originally stored my Firewood over the winter if ok
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2014, 03:43:31 PM »
The only worry with mouldy wood would be actually handling it and bringing it inside. Once it's burning, the smokes gone up the chimney, and only the ash is left behind. It may not burn well because some of the wood structure has already been broken down.

But if you need to get rid of it, may as well burn it.

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Re: Not sure if the area I originally stored my Firewood over the winter if ok
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2014, 04:28:24 PM »
Personally, I wouldn't store moldy wood inside my home - one of my kids starts having some minor respiratory issues when he's exposed to mold. I have burn it without problem. You do want to get it dried out (like any wood you want to burn for heat). If things have really progressed with the mold and fungus, you've probably lost some BTUs. You can gauge some of that by the weight. If it's lost a lot of weight, you're ot going to get much heat out of it.

BTW... just because I don't cover my piles until they are almost dry, doesn't mean I'm right. It seems to work well for me, but that may vary depending on your climate/location.
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