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Old 08/06/07, 09:31 PM
 
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Does Maple burn well?

Someone offered me a couple truckloads of maple....Does in burn well? Should I mix it with a quality cut? Thanks for any info!!
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Old 08/06/07, 09:33 PM
 
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It is among the best, at least hard maple is. Soft maple is fine too, just not as good as hard maple.
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Old 08/06/07, 09:46 PM
 
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Heck no - its terrible. Please send it all to me for proper disposal. :-)
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Old 08/06/07, 09:50 PM
 
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Red maple here is abundant and fine for burning, maybe not quite as good as oak or hickory but easier to split than hickory anyhow.
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Old 08/06/07, 10:44 PM
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Pelenaka does all her canning on an old laundry stove. All that stove burns is maple soft or hard. I'd rather burn Beech or Hickory, but, the town dump is full of maple after every storm. Can't beat free with a stick!(no pun intended)
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Old 08/07/07, 06:01 AM
 
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take it, it burns hot and long. You won't be sorry
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Old 08/07/07, 06:50 AM
 
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Silver, soft maple, is my staple wood for daytime.

Sugar, hard maple, is a good burner for colder temps and long nightime burns.
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Old 08/07/07, 11:22 AM
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i thought silver maple was considered a hard maple? well whatever. i burned a lot of silver maple in the early season last year. it burned very well, but it doesn't last as long as oak or locust. great stuff for starting a fire.
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Old 08/07/07, 12:28 PM
 
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As noted above, red maple is excellent fire wood.
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Old 08/07/07, 04:59 PM
 
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Thanks!!!

Got it off of FreeCycle.....love that website!!!

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