Does Maple burn well?

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  1. Standupguy

    Standupguy Well-Known Member

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    Someone offered me a couple truckloads of maple....Does in burn well? Should I mix it with a quality cut? Thanks for any info!!
    NOAH
     
  2. tinknal

    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Heck no - its terrible. Please send it all to me for proper disposal. :)
     
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    hillsidedigger Well-Known Member

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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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    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)
     
  6. stonykill

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    take it, it burns hot and long. You won't be sorry
     
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    wdchuck Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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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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    Ramblin Wreck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    As noted above, red maple is excellent fire wood.
     
  10. Standupguy

    Standupguy Well-Known Member

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

    Noah