Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wood Stoves

A WOODBURNER'S GUIDE:

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year.
Chestnut's only good, they say,
If for long it's laid away.
Birch and fir logs burn too fast,
Blaze up bright and do not last.
It is by the Irish said,
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
Elm wood burns like a churchyard mold,
E ' en the very flames are cold.
Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke.
Apple wood will scent your room
With an incense like perfume.
Oak and maple, if dry and old,
Keep away the winter cold.
But Ash wood wet or Ash wood dry,
A king shall warm his slippers by.

6 comments:

Bon vivant said...

Jim at rixens.com installs Espar heaters in Westfalias. They use either gas or diesel which is cheaper than propane.

He installed a D5 Hydronic in my Sprinter. He does prototype develpment for Espar and is extrememly easy to work with.

Reuben said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and am very intrigued by your journey. thanks for the detailed info in your FAQ section. best of luck to you!

The Traveler said...

Bon Vivant - excellent info, thank you so much!

Reuben - thanks for the kind words, glad you stopped by

Anonymous said...

I believe gypsies used a type of small sheepherder stove in their caravan/trailers. Burn cowdung, very efficient.

Siddharth Achary said...

Yeah, good explanation through poem. I liked it.

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Gas Fireplaces said...

Thanks for being so upfront and so honest about the subject matter. I really feel like I have a better understanding now.