waytomany?s wrote: ↑
Mon. May. 15, 2023 6:37 am
I know what you're saying, but it's almost worse than box elder.
In the range it burns and heats very much like other hardwoods. The range has much more heat extracting surface area than wood stoves and even large base heaters. I've burned maple, ash, and oak in this range and the black walnut I cut here burns about as hot and almost as long.
I can't get a long fire in the base heater because the magazine is taking up a lot of space that could be filled with wood. So, I only ran a few hours of the black walnut in that to get a good coating of creosote for rust protection after I had vacuumed out all the coal ash. I don't need the base heater in the shoulder months anyway. The range is enough to heat the place when the temps stay up above freezing.
For the price, this black walnut is tough to beat for just keeping the chill and damp out.