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10 things not to burn in a wood stove ⎮ ECO FIRE

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What should you not put in a wood stove?

It can be difficult to know what not to burn in your fireplace. It seems that anything burning should be able to go straight in, as the smoke and fumes go straight up the chimney. Some items can pose a fire hazard or release a cocktail of toxic fumes into your home and neighborhood. We've compiled a list of 10 things you don't should never burn in a wood stove .
  1. Wet wood . Wet or unseasoned firewood can contain up to 45% water. When wood burns, it produces more smoke than dry wood, which can cause dangerous creosote buildup on the interior walls of your chimney. Wet wood doesn't produce as much heat from your home.
  2. Christmas trees . It may be tempting to cut and burn your living Christmas tree into your wood-burning fireplace. In addition to not being properly seasoned, the evergreen wood on your Christmas tree contains high levels of resin. These resins burn quickly and can burst, causing a fire hazard in the chimney.
  3. Painted or treated wood . Painted or treated wood may contain toxic chemicals that are released when burned. These chemicals are dangerous to you and your family and can corrode your chimney.
  4. Any type of paper with color printing . Color printed paper, such as wrapping paper, magazines, cereal boxes and pizza boxes, can release harmful, corrosive or carcinogenic gases when burned.
  5. Plywood, particle board or chipboard . Manufactured wood products release toxic fumes and carcinogens when burned
  6. Fire accelerators or fire starters . Never use an accelerant, such as kerosene, gasoline, or grill starting fluid to help start your fire. Accelerants or fire starters can cause flare-ups or heat your fire to extremely high temperatures, dangerous to your fireplace and chimney.
  7. Plastics . Any type of household plastic, whether it is bubble wrap or a plastic cup, should not be burned in a fireplace. Plastics release toxic chemicals, including hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, dioxins and heavy metals, which are hazardous to health and the environment.
  8. The stuffed animals . Dryer lint can be an effective fire starter, but it can release toxic chemicals into your home and chimney.
  9. Cardboard paper . Cardboard can release toxic chemicals when burned, especially if it has been printed with a logo.
  10. Driftwood . Even dried driftwood should not be burned because, when burned, it can eventually release salt that can corrode your chimney and chimney. Remember, the best fuel for your fireplace is the fuel it was built for. Pellets for pellet stoves and dry or seasoned firewood or manufactured wood logs for wood fireplaces. Any other type of fuel puts your home at risk of toxic fumes or chimney fires.

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bonjour pour les 10 choses a ne pas bruler vous avez tout a fait raison moi je rentre le bois d’avance mini 2 ans de séchage et je brule que du chaine vert sauvage.comment vous voulez dire au personnes de bruler du sec il achete au dernier moment donc il chauffe moitier moins il encrasse 3 fois est vrai qu’un bon bois sec c’est le top pour moi .on ne refait pas le monde.

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