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Smokeys Firewood is geared to serve those who enjoy burning wood for home heating, camping, outdoor fire pits, et-al. We remain focused on providing an exceptional service for customer satisfaction. It is our goal to provide you with quality Firewood, furthermore, you will always get slightly more than you purchase to ensure a strong cord.
Quality firewood is essential to heating one’s home as it has more BTUs than overly or under seasoned wood or that which has been thinly split.
Smokeys Firewood is based on the belief that customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
How to approach your purchase: 1) If possible, buy your firewood as Unseasoned (>30% moisture) a full year in advance (if Oak, Black Locust or other species of very dense wood) but no later than late may, unless you can stack it in direct sunlight.
2) Do not wait until it’s cold because finding Seasoned wood (20% moisture, ideally 15%) will be difficult and locate. What’s more, there are suppliers that will sell you Unseasoned or Semi-seasoned (21-29%) wood as Seasoned.
3) If your supplier stores firewood in a huge mountain of a pile then inquire if they shuffle the pile around with the loaders, if not, well, there is nothing but moisture and the potential for fungus growth in the middle and absolutely no seasoning taking place.
Tips: 1) Always stack your firewood. Preferably in a firewood shack, if not, then I recommend no more than three rows, preferably two, this allow more air to circulate through the stack.
2) Do not cover the stacked pile until the temperature begins dropping to 35 or so degrees. When and if you cover it, only cover the top, not the ends or sides.
There are a few causes for dangerous creosote build-up, what are the top offenders? 1) Moisture content in your wood, 2) Low temperature fires as well as consistent smoldering coals or wood, 3) Failing to have your chimney cleaned.
This is popular for outdoor fires as it’s much less expensive however, you do go through it faster which is why i split it thick. Also, contrary to popular belief, it is safe to burn pine indoors as it’s not the pitch that causes creosote, rather, as aforementioned, it’s the moisture content. Therefore, be sure it’s well seasoned and you’re good! Do not take my word for it, research it yourself.