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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Big Red, 13th Jul, 2015.

  1. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a nice fireplace that needs firewood. What is the best type of wood for burning and the best place to get the wood in Melbourne.

    I have used Redgum and it burns well and hardwood is pretty good too.

    Ideal if the firewood is free :) if anyone here has wood they want to get rid of feel free to pm.

    Cheers

    BR
     
  2. Ed Barton

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  3. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member

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    Offcourse I wouldn't expect getting redgum free more so like left over wood or a recently felled tree.

    Thanks for that Ed
     
  4. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more like a singles advert. Plenty of good pick up joints in town - try the cbd on Thurs/Fri nights - plenty looking for suits.
     
  5. T.C.

    T.C. Well-Known Member

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    Where I live, Ironbark is the best wood, closely followed by yellow or white box. Probably totally different down there. As a general rule, inland wood is much better than coastal.



    I suppose you'd like it cut up and split too? :p
    I'd suspect that any free wood you got might not be much good?


    See ya's.
     
  6. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    All the new timber will be no good unless it's been aged,,in Brisbane it's about 100bucks per ute load for aged bloodwood ironbark..
     
  7. Brian84

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    Old hardwood sleepers are the best I have found.
     
  8. Tillie

    Tillie Well-Known Member

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    Only recommended if they have not been treated with any chemicals...
     
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  9. Big Red

    Big Red Well-Known Member

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    Very cold weekend, glad I have a nice fireplace. Felt like summer inside! Added benefit of drying the washing. Hard wood burns really fast but burns hot.