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how to get a good burn fire

Old 05-28-05, 01:15 PM
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how to get a good burn fire

argh
i hate burning crap
we cut down some trees.. and Im working on burning off the limbs, logs, leafs, etc...
burning stuff annoys me
how do you keep a good friggin fire going.. Im getting sick and tired of tossing gas on it
but i dont have a chainsaw.. (dad came out and helped cut them down).. so I cant cut nice even size logs to stack.. so I have a half hazardly stacked pile.
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Old 05-28-05, 01:32 PM
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are the pieces of tree you are trying to burn still damp? you may need to let the branches etc, dry out before you burn it.

or you can use more gas.
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Old 05-28-05, 01:33 PM
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nawww.. we havent had any rain in awhile.. everything is really dry
but not burning worth a damn
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Did you bother to split the logs?
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Old 05-28-05, 02:14 PM
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always makes me laugh that in some places you can just burn stuff.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
always makes me laugh that in some places you can just burn stuff.
always makes me laugh that in some places you cant just burn stuff
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Use this one and you'll have no problem:

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Old 05-28-05, 03:38 PM
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The fire has to breathe

Don't put big pieces on the pile until the smaller pieces are lit.

Stack the wood like linkin logs

2 one way, then 2 perpedicular on top, and so on

Use some lighter fluid like you would on charcoal if you having a really hard time.

Once it gets going you can place larger pieces on top, just don't smother it. If you are using a container of some type to burn in (like a 55 gal drum) make sure the air holes in the bottom are clear.

Sometimes you have to wonder how forest fires start so easily
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
Sometimes you have to wonder how forest fires start so easily
yea really
this this is a sob to start!
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yea really
this this is a sob to start!
get a bag of the Kingsford Matchlight fast lighting charcoal. lay those down in a pile, light'em up, and then stack on your debris. it'll burn for quite some time.
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empty pizza boxes make a good catalyst
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Old 05-28-05, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
always makes me laugh that in some places you can just burn stuff.
It's pretty common in the rural areas esp. in Fall and Winter when a lot of people burn leaves. Though some do restrict it because people complain about the smoke being too much, other times the local govt can order a burning ban in times of a drought.

twikoff, are you doing this for fun or out of necessity?
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Originally Posted by Ranger
twikoff, are you doing this for fun or out of necessity?

Originally Posted by twikoff
we cut down some trees.. and Im working on burning off the limbs, logs, leafs, etc...

we are on a little over an acre.. but alot of it is wooded still.. We cut down some trees a few weeks back.. but its tough to get back to cut anymore, until we clean up some of this crap from the last one.. Not really alot of good options for places to dump them.. So its either burn, or rent a chipper..
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or rent a chipper..
Made me think of this flick:


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Old Tires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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damn
why didnt i think of that
i think i have a box of old laptop batteries too.. should I try those
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i think i have a box of old laptop batteries too.. should I try those
If it's a mac throw the whole thing on there
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If it's green wood good luck.

Otherwise just let it dry for awhile
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stack it up where it will get some sun, but cover it so it doesn't get rained on
it needs to dry out
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