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#1 tosher

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

Has anyone out there used Leylandii logs on there wood burning stove? I've just chopped down several conifers in the garden which would make lovely logs for the multi fuel stove on the boat but I am a bit worried that the high resin content might cause problems. It would be a shame to dump them if they can be used for fuel. Any advice ?
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:47 PM

I used some on my stove at home, they need to be split as the bark is fire resistant, and it works best if you get a good fire going first with some hardwood/coal. Don't know if my flue is now lined with resin waiting to burst into flames!

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:08 PM

Never mind if they burn or not, keep chopping Leylandii down <_<
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

I've burned a complete load of leylandii logs before. They're fine if a little fast burning; they are softwood after all.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:07 PM

Burned some on a bonfire once, near frightened me to death. Went up like Napalm.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:53 PM

I used some on my stove at home, they need to be split as the bark is fire resistant, and it works best if you get a good fire going first with some hardwood/coal. Don't know if my flue is now lined with resin waiting to burst into flames!

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Make sure you have a decent carbon monoxide alarm if burning any sort of wood. falls of soot and carbon blocked chimneys are lethal.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:01 PM

Burned wood for thirty years, not dead yet. If it burns use it. thats what stoves are about.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:33 PM

I've burned a complete load of leylandii logs before. They're fine if a little fast burning; they are softwood after all.



Burned some on a bonfire once, near frightened me to death. Went up like Napalm.


Funny that, I always have trouble getting them going and they don't burn vigorously at all, perhaps I haven't dried them enough.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:22 AM

They can spit a bit on an open fire, but seem fine in a stove.

I think John O's talking about burning them with all the brush on, and yes they do go whoomf!
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:56 AM

They can spit a bit on an open fire, but seem fine in a stove.

I think John O's talking about burning them with all the brush on, and yes they do go whoomf!



Yes that's right I have burned them regularly on my stove, they're OK
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:41 PM

Leave them a year (after chopping down, d'oh!) they'll burn even better!

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:11 PM

Thanks to every one for all your replies, very helpful indeed. I'll chop them up small & let them dry for a year then burn them next winter. Thanks again -- tosher
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:08 PM

I think John O's talking about burning them with all the brush on, and yes they do go whoomf!

Yeah its bloody good isnt it!
 - We have about 14ft of laylandi (about 10ft high) as a 'tempepary' windbreak while the new hedge grows up, bloody horrable stuff, makes me itch as well if i get the stuff on me.


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:48 PM

Burned wood for thirty years, not dead yet. If it burns use it. thats what stoves are about.

Andy


I didn't say don't burn it. We have burnt wood for 20yrs on our boat. Just be aware of the problems. Our stove has tried to kill us three times. The first time the dog woke us, the next two the alarm went off. And yes we do maintain the stove.
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