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Same weight, which produces more heat per pound?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25 09 7:02 am    Post subject: Same weight, which produces more heat per pound? Reply with quote

oak, hickory, mesquite, pine or whatever.
lets say you have 10 pounds of maple, or 10 pounds of pine. Both being equal in moisture content
list the wood that you think produces the most heat.


You may be surprised.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25 09 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One would think pine would produce a faster hotter burn where as maple would be slower and a tad cooler.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25 09 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By weight, the winner is probably pine. By measured cord, I'm guessing hickory.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25 09 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mesquite
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25 09 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually they all produce the same BTU's per ounce.

Hickory, Oak, mesquite and all the other hardwoods seem to produce more heat becuase the wood is more dense than a piece of softwood that is the same size.

But ounce per ounce all species of wood produce the same BTU's.

I was researching some stuff this last winter, trying to see how much less heat pine and birch would produce compared to common cooking woods or other mainline fuel woods. I know pine burns fast , hickory burns slow. and I was also surprised that all woods produce essentially the same BTUs when measured by weight instead of volume.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26 09 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is true if the softwoods contain no resins. There are several BTU/cord charts floating around that base their calculations on "8000 to 8500 Btu per pound for non resinous woods. 8600 to 9700 Btu per pound for resinous woods".
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