Stack firewood correctly – 7 golden rules

When delivering our quality firewood logs, our staff get dismayed by the lack of knowledge regarding the stacking of logs. Here are Firewoodman, we have listed our personally 7 most important golden rules for firewood storage and stacking.

  1. Large square storage areas mean long drying times. For this reason you should keep your firewood in several smaller portions.
  2. If possible, you should not store firewood directly on the untreated soil, as this would otherwise cause moisture. For example, longer firewood poles, crossbar blades or metal pipes are suitable as a base for a stack of firewood.
  3. Make sure that the bark side is at the bottom and the split surface is as high as possible, as the wood can dry out best in this position. The perfect place to stack firewood outside is in a place that can provide sun and wind at the same time. However, this place should protect the wood from precipitation as much as possible, otherwise the wood can not dry.
  4. Image result for logs stacked bark at bottomIt is true that the drier the wood, the greater the energy yield. The correct storage of the type of wood determines whether the wood crackles, stinks or smokes when burning. In addition, the wood can be quickly attacked by mold in this state.
  5. Optimal firewood should be stored for at least two years and have a residual moisture content of less than 20%, as this can achieve the maximum calorific value.
  6. Make sure you regularly check the firewood warehouse for rat infestation. The storage of firewood always creates small cavities in which mice and rats could nest. Free standing stacks should always be covered to protect the wood from moisture.
  7. For covering crack-resistant films or special essays, such as corrugated iron, wood structures or the like are suitable. These materials can best be complained with larger stones. Plastic and plastic tarpaulins are not recommended as they are an ideal breeding ground for insects.

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