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SUITABLE FUELS

It is very important to burn the right fuel, if you have a multifuel stove you can burn wood, peat blocks and smokeless coal.

 

If you have a wood burning only stove you can burn just wood.

 

All wood has to be well seasoned (this means cut and split for at least 1 year) and dry.

 

A moisture meter is a very good tool for checking the moisture content of your wood, to be most efficient you want no more than 20% moisture content, 15% or less is best.

Burns well, must be well seasoned, gives great heat and a very pleasing smell

Apple

Can be burned green but is best when seasoned, burns at a nice steady rate

Ash

Needs to be very well seasoned but a good burner

Beech

Gives off good heat but burns very fast, is best when mixed with other varieties, lovely scent

Birch

Gives good heat

Cedar

Needs to be very well seasoned but a great burner

Cherry

Gives great heat, spits a lot but perfect for wood burners

Chestnut

A good burner gives good heat

Hawthorn

A good burner, can be burnt green

Holly

Needs to be well seasoned but a good burner, gives good heat

Maple

Oak

Great burner, gives good heat, needs to be very well seasoned, at least 2 years, but burns nice and slow so best mixed with other varieties

Best avoided, gives off a lot of oils and will tar up your flue liner

Pine

A good burner

Rowan

Not a great wood, gives off lots of tar

Spruce

Needs to be very well seasoned, but burns good, best when mixed with other varieties

Sycamore

Burns ok but doesn't give off great heat

Walnut

Gives off very poor heat

Willow

Burns ok but not great

Yew

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Below is a guide to help you through the different varieties of wood and their burning qualities:

BUT WHICH WOOD?

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