Whats the Best Type of Firewood?

Whats the Best Firewood for your slow combustion heater? Personally I recommend any wood that will burn clean and last a long time (good coaling properties). As you can see from the table below, there is no real discernable difference between ironbark and box. My personal favourites are River Red Gum, Ironbark, Bimble Box, Grey Gum and Bloodwood. In fact […]

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Dry Split and Seasoned Firewood

How dry should firewood be? For firewood to burn at its optimum it should have a moisture content of below 25%. Any more than this and the wood will take more heat to keep going and unburnt gases will create unwanted smoke. We moisture test all our wood, so we can guarantee it has a […]

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Heating with firewood

Heating with firewood

Firewood – Environmentally Friendly Heating SOLAR ENERGY IN A STICK! Trees use photosynthesis to capture the sun’s energy.  Trees also absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use the solar energy captured to convert carbon dioxide and water into organic compounds such as cellulose to grow the tree. Oxygen is released to the atmosphere as a by-product of photosynthesis.  In photovoltaic […]

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Enjoy your Firewood!

Warm your home without warming the planet.  Did you know that by using sustainably harvested firewood to heat your home you can help to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions?  A 2003 CSIRO study for the Australian Greenhouse Office showed that firewood produces the least amount of carbon dioxide of all heating energy sources. The report […]

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Beware of Railway Sleepers used as Firewood

The Firewood Association of Australia (FAA) has banned the used of old railway sleepers for use as firewood. 1. Used railway sleepers may contain asbestos.  Even though asbestos train brake linings were phased out in the early 1980’s, some old sleepers may pre-date this time.  Fibres from the asbestos brake linings can become trapped in […]

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