I appreciate the heads up. I know I disappeared for a little while, got caught up in work and such. In regards to the wood stove wouldnt I need to cut a hole somewhere for pipe or could I just rig up a piece of wood with a hole in it through a window in an emergency?
I know the stove would have to be on and around nonflammable material. Unfortunately I never really learned much about wood heat other than from my grandpa talking about how he hated the extra work and uneven heating, that was back in the mid fifties though. Plus as much as I wish I had some land out and away, my house is right in town and getting ahold of wood might be a problem.
Does anyone know if its possible to burn wood pallets? I really appreciate you gentlemen sharing what you know.
Oldie is probably right about regulations....being able to cook and stay warm trumps regulations in some situations. Pallet wood will burn...the question of what is the best wood to burn won't matter if it comes to this. I would watch some youtube videos about installing an emergency wood heater. Propane cook stoves and heaters would be best until you run out of propane....the wood stove would be backup.
ya know I agree with what you said. We all have a right to self preservation that comes from a higher power than any level of g'ment. My concern with pallet wood was if they use treated wood or not. I hear you're not supposed to burn it since its usually treated with arsenic. Aside from that creosote build up is a concern but im sure if I put some time into research I can answer those questions. I ended up purchasing a camp chef alpine circular stove. It had better reviews than all the other "portable" and cheap ones. Hopefully it shows up before any more current event bs happens.
swmogc18... A lot of pallets are sprayed with bug repellent while they are sitting in warehouses. I don't know how that would be for burning inside in a stove.
you're absolutely right with that plus who knows what else was on them throughout their lives.
I got my stove in and its pretty neat though kind of thin gauge of steel is used. The instructions just say avoid softer wood because of creosote buildup and needing to burn more. I'm sure that's common sense to y'all though.
It probably wouldn't hurt to acquire some better wood processing tools. I really only have camping style stuff like a hatchet and bow saw.