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Old 01-03-2019, 07:00 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Burning an sappy piece of cider is like soaking a log in used motor oil then burning it.
Burning pine/spruce lumber scraps can burn with a lot of black smoke.
Burning wood may be a cheap renewable heating option, it's definitely not without its own ecological issues ...

Fine particulate matter being one of these.

Tree saps are another
You might find sap drips downwind from your chimney.
The dioxines or poly-aromatic carbons (PAC) you wouldn't see.

Generally, a stove can't be run hot enough to get rid of those.
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