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RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
Pyro
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11-04-2011 10:43 PM

 



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I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.
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11-04-2011 10:47 PM

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Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

That's a lotta monies for four cords.

Scream1
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Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

I've been burning Spanish olive for the last few years and it's way better than the pine and eucalyptus I used before.

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11-04-2011 10:53 PM

 



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do like the israelis, and burn arab olive groves Hiding
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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
Vicious  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:47 PM)
Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

That's a lotta monies for four cords.

Scream1

Seasoned, split, delivered is going to be a bit more especially since it's November and most people have already filled their firewood order. With #2 diesel going for $3.70, it would cost me about $2200 to do the same job as $800 in firewood. If I haul and split it myself it's $125, but worth the extra cost to have it done for me, and also puts more money back into the local economy, which is good.
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Silly Bastard
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11-04-2011 10:55 PM

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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
LoP Guest  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:53 PM)
do like the israelis, and burn arab olive groves Hiding

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LoP Guest
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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
Bagatell  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:47 PM)
Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

I've been burning Spanish olive for the last few years and it's way better than the pine and eucalyptus I used before.

Hmmm... interesting. Does it smell bad when you burn it? I've never burned eucalyptus before. Sounds expensive.
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Ohio Dude
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11-04-2011 11:03 PM

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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
Where you at?
I'm in Ohio (duh) and I've been cutting down some of my ash trees because they are getting the ash borer. They make excellent firewood.

Around here the russian olive is a small trash tree that takes over fields and never gets big.
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Bagatell
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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
LoP Guest  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:56 PM)
Bagatell  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:47 PM)
Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

I've been burning Spanish olive for the last few years and it's way better than the pine and eucalyptus I used before.

Hmmm... interesting. Does it smell bad when you burn it? I've never burned eucalyptus before. Sounds expensive.

I'm taliking about olive wood grown in Spain here btw. No it doesn't smell bad, much less than either pine or euc. Eucalyptus is the junk wood around here.

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RE: RUSSIAN OLIVE FIREWOOD
LoP Guest  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:54 PM)
Vicious  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:47 PM)
Pyro  Wrote: (11-04-2011 10:43 PM)
I am getting 4 cords of seasoned, split and delivered Russian Olive firewood for $800. Has anyone ever burned it? From what I can tell it's a dense wood that probably offers a decent BTU return. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. The seller says that it's stinky but burns a lot longer than pine.

That's a lotta monies for four cords.

Scream1

Seasoned, split, delivered is going to be a bit more especially since it's November and most people have already filled their firewood order. With #2 diesel going for $3.70, it would cost me about $2200 to do the same job as $800 in firewood. If I haul and split it myself it's $125, but worth the extra cost to have it done for me, and also puts more money back into the local economy, which is good.

bully for you,
I salute you.

I'm just pretty cheap when it comes to wood, I get it almost free, I just hafta go split it and load it up. this year I shall have to rent a trailer though, that sucks.
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Burning eucalyptus is the quickest way to cause a chimney fire and burn your house down. It's because of all the resin in the wood that ends up coating your chimney in flammable creosote.
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Bagatell
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (11-04-2011 11:56 PM)
Burning eucalyptus is the quickest way to cause a chimney fire and burn your house down. It's because of all the resin in the wood that ends up coating your chimney in flammable creosote.

And pine's not much better.

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