The selection of firewood size and quantity vary according to the space of your fireplace. Before starting first splitting, don't' forget to see your fireplace size. After realizing the size scale, you can begin to chopping.
The query will help to lessen your effort. If you chop the log without knowing the fireplace's size, you need to do the same task again and again. The problem will arise while burning the log. So, if you want to overcome the situation, selecting the correct size log is essential.
Not every wood is the same, Nor the diameter and length. Some wood may be too hard to split, or some are easy. We'll discuss here how you can prepare your log from a tree to your fire-stove.
Cut a tree.
Living an area full of trees, the selection may be easy for you. You can select a random one and can start your task.
Must do things?
Cutting a tree and splitting can be a lengthy process if the weather condition is not favorable.
You want to use it for burning, Right? So, if the weather condition is too bad for the seasoning, It will take a longer time to the herb and for burning.
It will cost you some extra time for drying it up. Without proper drying, you will not be able to use it.
What is the correct measuring size?
Average three to six or sometimes eight inches in more comprehensive and The length can be 16-18 inches. Generally, this size scale is suitable for almost all the fireplace.
But in some circumstances, you may have selected the custom size log. But the size of an average 4-5 inch will suit every wood stove.
You can use a measuring scale to cut the correct size of wood. After missing the right portion, the next cut will be easy for you. But to maintain the constant diameter size, you need more practice (Manual way).
But if you use the electric log splitter, you need to correct the operation to complete the task.
This scale is suitably used for every fireplace in an indoor system. However, sometimes your fireplace maybe needs extra customize, and the size you need to maintain can be different from this. So before starting cutting your log. You should quickly check your fireplace.
Suppose you want to use the log for outdoor activities like camping, fishing hunt, Etc. You can select the length of the log about 18 inches or more.
How can you keep the constant size of the log? (3-6 inch)
Most of the time, the log you want to split won't be similar, especially when you are doing it manually or with an axe. But it will be relatively easy if the task performs with the powered machine. Keep in mind some tricks that will help you to maintain the constant size.
Pick#1. Firstly select the diameter of the log. If the wood's width is not greater than 6/7 inch, how can you section it within 3/4 inch each part?
After you got the selected wood for chopping, the next step is the central portion's divide with the splitter's edge. The advantage of the powered log splitter is that you can split the log from the selected spot and get the logs' proper size.
#1 Lighter and perfect for the woodstove.
Always the same sized log gives the decent heat and for the log time. So if the constant heat produces continuously, then the perfect size log will help the situation. Besides, the lighter portion of wood will last long.
#2. Quick seasoning (Because of the splitting diameter)
As the diameter is the same for all splitting logs, so the seasoning time will decrease parallelly because all the logs are almost the same size and thus need the same time to dry up for all logs.
#3. Easy Storage.
When you collect the logs at a time, It will be easier for you to collect and store it. This is the advantage of constant size logs. You will get all the logs in time and keep it at the same time. You don't need to wait for week or month. So the procedure will take less work.
#4. Burn quality.
After a long time seasoning, the logs will well furnished for the burn quality. But some times storage quality imparts the burn quality of the logs. So if you can store the logs properly, the burn quality will be excellent.
Pick time compatibility of firewood?
Generally, late winter or spring is the pick time to consider splitting your log. You will get the maximum time for seasoning the log, and the weather condition will favorable to do the task efficiently. Almost all kinds of wood will be strengthened, and you will get the ready stock in next winter.
Splitting firewood with optimal size will increase the working compatibility. When the extent you understand to separate, it will be better for quick management of the work.
Some woods are too challenging to break manually because of the compact and hardness. But if you use a powered log chopper, then nothing to worry about. Elm, sweetgum, etc. are hard to chop, but ash, oaks are easy to split between manual and powered ways. So you can select what you need.
Will it better to burn a random size splitting log?
Generally, a fireplace is suitable for the log that produces less smoke but higher heat for a long time. That's why a decent diameter of the log is used for the standard wood stove.
But if you want to burn up with the random size log. Usually, It will not be recommended. Because you may not get the perfect heat, and the schedule will break down. The wood fuel will not help you to generate the long periodical heat. So it may be that you have to come late at night and burn chalk again. And this is not your want.
But yes, if you don't have any standard size log for burning, you can use it for the next step. After that, you can collect the desired log for the fireplace.
Splitting firewood and correct size log helps to burn and produce decent heat. So if the size is favorable and all the measurements will keep maintained, it will be relatively easy to split the proper firewood way. Always think about the precaution and safety guides.
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