Fri, Aug 10, 2012
Well the summer temperatures have finally started. But we are busy getting ready for winter. We have found a number of stores that will give away skids/pallets for free, they make great firewood.
that is the good thing about having 1500 acres of trees on your propety
That’s all part of the pastoral idealization. Pluses and minuses pluses and minuses. I used to cut my firewood recreationally with friends. Just a few single-bit axes, one double-bit, a file, and a venerable live oak. Good way to spend a day.
You don’t worry about chemicals when burning them indoors? I burn them on the beach, but…closed quarters? No thanks.
Nice video, i know the feeling of paying back those electric heater bills, fires are always a better option. I know Canada is massive but do you know if there are a lot of logging jobs going in BC?
YEAH THATS WHAT i THOUGHT… HE MENTIONE THAT HERE IN THE US WE NEED THE SKIDS TO BE SPRAYED FOR INSECTS.. SO IS HE SAYING HE IS BURNING THE INSECT SPRAYED SKIDS?
what do you mean safe? if you like to breathe stuff like mercury and arsenic … sure, it’s safe.
Generally, you treat wood with stuff that kills organisms like bacteria and worms and insects. Poisons like heavy metals or stuff like creosote (creosote is a known carcinogen). The same stuff is poisonous to humans.
Saving a few bucks on wood and risking your health and your life … it’s your decision.
is it safe to use/ burn the chemically treated ones? what about stuff like pine? dont you have to clean the chimney out more with all the creosote from burning soft , sappy wood?
It doesnt get as bad here in the uk as it does for you guys but the past 2 years ive been collecting free pallets and wood from building sites and taking it out of skips as ive passed and i can honestly say ive never paid for firewood since and i even know of tree cutters who have too much and give it away so got myself a chainsaw with my savings and cut the bigger stuff up and still dont spend my hard earned money after comparing the costs
Now that I’m in rurality, I have no end of wood. Just need to cut it up, and get it home
Water heater dealerships tend to toss the packaging the tanks come in away.. The 2x4s were just right, and the 1x whatevers needed to be cut in two, but I took the edge off the gas bill for essentially free with the Franklin stove I had in the house back when. Just another source.
The only annoying thing about nails is you have to clean out more often because they take up volume in the stove, I sieve them out because I recycle the pot ash for the hens dust bath…they love it in a cardboard box……a small price to pay for free wood.
Yes, the pallets I burn are smaller kiln dried soft wood and burn fast and very hot, but not as hot as coal, most stoves are multi-fuel (fossil and wood) so heat isn’t a problem though Barbas stoves advise against white hot glowing and to restrict airflow when you see it.
agreed! make a little shop with them things!
No, but catch them out with a magneto when cleaning the fireplace and put them in a bin to collect the metal-garbage
i did the pallet thing one winter works good now how go at the beach collect drift wood lot easyer lol thanks for vid
Pallets burn extremely hot, what do you burn them in? Can the wood stove/fireplace take the heat?
You had me, dude, until the fateful line “I like Stephen Harper, though”. May all your pallets be wet and painted!
You should be on Trailer Park Boys, you’re to fire wood what Bubbles is to carts. Nice video dude ha ha.
I didn’t know ‘get another load of wood’ is code for ‘get another case of Olympia beer’!
good vid. Those pallets burn so fast, though.
Just a question for you……………..would’nt you be a bit warmer if you also had a moustache?
its not good to burn those slabs because of the glue used in them – very poisonous chemicals come out of that.