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Old 07-12-08   #1 (permalink)
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Eucalyptus

anyone burnt much, whats it like?
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Re: Eucalyptus

Quite wet when green, but burns quite hot once dry. Some of it develops massive shakes as it dries, almost splits itself.
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Re: Eucalyptus

Burns very hot because of all the Oil in it
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Re: Eucalyptus

got some in the shed, it`s been in there for 2 years.
Nice and dry and most of the bark has fallen off. It can be difficult to split but if you cut logs short it will split down o.k.

Caution on a open fire even when dry it will pop a bit but not to much.

good heat from it and simliar to oak quiet slow to burn but hot.

i would say 7/10 overal
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Re: Eucalyptus

damn awful stuff to split with an axe,seems to have bark upto an inch thick,but once seasoned burns aswell as most hardwoods
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Re: Eucalyptus

great firewood,split it when green tho.
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Re: Eucalyptus

It depends what eucy it is,mountain ash and blue gum is crap,nicoli spits and is just ok.

Any of the boxes or red gum is premiun in short.
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Re: Eucalyptus

Great firewood and burns very very hot due to residual oils. Burns better with a slow burner such as oak or beech to prolong the heat. I'm burning mine after 6 months of seasoning on a well aired firewood shelter. Probably my fave wood to burn with ash.
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