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I was going to say the first pic looks like oak but the second looks a bit like elm (although I don't have any elm here to burn). I would tend to go on smell as well, oak smells quite strongly.

 

I thought elm should burn ok if well seasoned, I think it gets a bad rep as it's a very wet wood when fresh and needs a long time to season.

 

When you say 15% moisture, is that from a freshly split face from a large log?

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3 hours ago, ryan.watson said:

 

Hi can anyone tell me which type of tee these logs are from.

Basically i bought a load of them almost 2 years ago and although they are reading atound 15% moisture they dont burn very well.

Thanks 

 

When you say doesn't burn very well do you mean with little flame - the stuff sort of sits there glowing?  That'll be oak.

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I was going to say the first pic looks like oak but the second looks a bit like elm (although I don't have any elm here to burn). I would tend to go on smell as well, oak smells quite strongly.
 
I thought elm should burn ok if well seasoned, I think it gets a bad rep as it's a very wet wood when fresh and needs a long time to season.
 
When you say 15% moisture, is that from a freshly split face from a large log?
Its 15% on the smaller logs when split

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When you say doesn't burn very well do you mean with little flame - the stuff sort of sits there glowing?  That'll be oak.
Yes very little flame to it. I have a boiler stove that heats 8 radiators so when i burn this i notice it generally does not get as hot.

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