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Which logs should you burn in a log burner

Updated: Jan 8, 2023


If you have a wood burning stove, it's important to use the right kind of logs to ensure efficient and safe burning. Hardwoods, such as oak, ash, and hickory, are the best choice for wood burning stoves. These logs burn slowly and steadily, providing a long-lasting heat source. Softwoods, such as pine and spruce, should be avoided as they tend to burn quickly and can create creosote build-up in your chimney, which can be a fire hazard. It's also a good idea to mix in some seasoned logs with your fresh ones, as seasoned logs have a lower moisture content and will burn more efficiently. Overall, the best logs for wood burning stoves are hardwoods that are well-seasoned.



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