What type of wood should I use?
To get the best burn you will want to have wood that meets the following criteria:
- Seasoned and split hardwood, wood that has been dried for one year in a well-ventilated and sheltered area. Hardwood comes from slow growth trees like Oak and Fir.
- Avoid green unseasoned wood which will only burn at 60% of the fuel value of dry seasoned wood and will deposit creosote on the inside of the stove and chimney.
- No sap!
- Use only DRY wood! (wet or damp wood leads to creosote - creosote also comes from incomplete combustion when a stove is burned too low).
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