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Chimney Fire

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Nothing says "good morning!" like waking up to the stove pipe glowing red and crackling. This was the worst we've ever had and shutting it down didn't help, just had to sit by with a fire extinguisher trying not to panic. It was cleaned 7 weeks ago, for crying out loud. So, time to swap stoves and install some new pipe because we have this problem, albeit in more minor form, every year. Anyway, thought I'd share. Now might be a good time for a chimney safety overhaul if you, like me, have been putting it off.
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Evergreens and pine will kill ya

We always burnt oak and hickory... beech...Beech ranks right behind Ash....Ash is used for Louisville Slugger baseball bats....Tough stuff! If you can get ash..its great but due to the Emerald Ash borer here in Kentucky tree's are dying fast and they don't want you to transport it.

You can make body armor outta beech for a 22 rifle just a quarter inch thick

An 8 inch beech log 20 inches long will burn 20 hours plus...the stuff is tough!!

How's Beechwood for firewood?
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