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Aug 20th

Does it matter what kind of wood I use in my wood burning stove?

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Your fuel supply should consist of a mixture of hardwoods, like maple or oak, and some softwoods, such as fir and pine. When starting your fire, use softwoods. They ignite easily and burn rapidly with a hot flame. Hardwoods provide a longer lasting fire and are best used after preheating the chimney. If hardwoods are available, you can control your fire’s burn rate by using larger pieces of wood.

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