HOW LONG ARE YOUR FIREWOOD PIECES?
Most of our firewood pieces are processed to a uniform length of 15"-16". These are pretty standard lengths and typically fit well in both a wood stove or fireplace. We can do custom orders as well if you have a small woodstove or have a large fireplace.
WHY DO SOME FIREWOOD VENDORS OFFER TO STACK MY ORDER FOR FREE AND OTHERS CHARGE TO STACK?
Very simple free stacking = Rip Off. Your order should be stacked in a straight tight row. The scam comes when these supposed (nice guys) offer to stack your wood for free and when you come out with your checkbook, your woodpile looks like a Jenga game. This criss-cross stacking fashion gives you a lot of airspace and little of what you paid for, firewood. Criss-cross stacking can yield 30%-50% less volume Please don't feel bad if you have been a victim of this deceitful business practice. Unfortunately many fly-by-night outfits have been doing this to unknowing customers for years.
WHAT SHOULD I BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING FIREWOOD?
Quality is very important. The old saying, "You get what you pay for." is very true when purchasing firewood. Pinnacle only sells clean, split, uniform, quality firewood. Also, seasoned wood is very important. You don't want hardwoods to be under a year seasoned. The sap in the wood will create creosote in your chimney and could potentially cause a chimney fire. And finally, quanitity if very important. You should only deal with firewood companies who sell standard firewood measurement: 1/6,1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and full 4'x4'x8' full cords. (128 Cubic feet)
WHAT IS THE
TO STORE MY FIREWOOD ?
Outdoors, stacked in a wood rack is ideal. Away from your home and elevated a good 6" off of the ground. By doing this you help keep away insects and rodents. A small tarp or cover over the top quarter of your firewood stack is a good idea for those rain and snow days. On sunny days, remove cover to allow airflow to the stack. It is always a good idea to have a couple day supply of firewood indoors. This wood has a chance to warm up to room temperature and give the proper combustion to start a good fire.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE MY CHIMNEY CLEANED ?
Having a dirty chimney robs you of airflow draw to your fireplace or woodstove. This will result in a frustrating firewood burning experience. Also, heavy creasote and build up can cause a chimney fire. If you burn clean, seasoned firewood, you should keep your chimney cleaning down to a minumum The number of times you are required to have your chimney cleaned or inspected, just depends on how often you burn firewood in a season.
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