Re: Woodstove fire building 101?
- From: "Bill" <bill190nospam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 19:01:47 -0700
Thank you everybody for helping me with your advice!
I found the problem(s).
Even though the wood (logs) had been down for a few years, some of the wood
was wet as can be (after I had cut it to size).
I read about moisture meters for wood and read that I could use a "volt/ohm"
meter to check for moisture as well. I already had one of these for
electrical work, so used that on the highest "ohm" reading...
Well about 2/3 of the wood in my wood pile gets a reading (moisture) and
about 1/3 gets no reading (dry). So I have been using wet wood!
I have enough dry to get me through the winter, just need to check each
piece of wood is all. And I'm sort of getting to where I can tell by looking
if it will be no reading on the meter and dry.
I checked my chimney and it had all sorts of gunk in it. Kind of dark brown
bumpy looking stuff. I guess this is creosote from burning the wet wood?
Anyway I cleaned it out with the appropriate sized chimney brush.
My wood stove is drafting better now, especially since I'm using dry wood!
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