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Old 10-09-2011, 09:35 PM
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how to season firewood

Hurricane Irene came through NC and laid some of my father in law's trees down. He's been cutting them and splitting the wood. Today I got my truck bed full and my 6x10 trailer full. I bought another wood rack to store it on and it came with a cover. I've stacked it all on the rack and I'm wondering what I should do. This is my first time ever having green wood. My dad and I usually buys a cord or seasoned oak every year.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:03 PM
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A full year ...2 years+ even better out of the rain
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:09 PM
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Little salt, pepper, basil and garlic and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

I season mine in a sunny location with the butt end to the sun (south). Don't put a cover on it. You want it to dry out. You can put a piece of plywood over it to keep the rain off, but don't wrap it in a tarp or cover it...you want it to breath. You will need to season it at least several months before you can burn it...depends on the type of wood and sizes of the pieces. 8 months is usually about the minimum, a year is good and 2 years it starts going downhill. That's my experience from the kind of wood we have around here anyway...hardwoods, maple, oak, birch, cherry.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:12 PM
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Give it plenty of air. If the cover you got is tight on rack use a tarp instead as a tent for maximum air flow. Sunny days take it off and let the sun at it! A full year is your best bet depending on type of wood. Good luck with it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:28 AM
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Its oak wood and I wasn't planning on burning it until next year. We will buy some already seasoned oak in the next couple of weeks. I just figured since it didn't cost anything except buying a new rack and going to get it. I will leave it uncovered for a while and then I might try to figure out how to cover it with a tarp, "tent style" .
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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Its oak wood and I wasn't planning on burning it until next year. We will buy some already seasoned oak in the next couple of weeks. I just figured since it didn't cost anything except buying a new rack and going to get it. I will leave it uncovered for a while and then I might try to figure out how to cover it with a tarp, "tent style" .
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I sometimes put some scrap plywood on top as a roof and weight it down with some pieces of wood. Covering it is optional anyway. You're better off leaving it totally uncovered then over covering it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:31 PM
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My firewood drying racks are above the ground on cement blocks and covered with old roofing tin.
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I was thinking about getting some roofing tin.
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