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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Does Sumac make good firewood? I know it's hard to cut but I never burned it.

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Re: Firewood question

Never burned it either. Also when for the more time proved wood.

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No not really at all double D. It will burn, but it prduces a lot of smoke and a terrible smell. I dont know about creosote levels, but I wouldnt recommend burning it if you can avoid it.

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Sumac make a super fire starter it gets hot quick.
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large enough it makes super pretty gunstocks. seen a 22 done with it a long time ago

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Lousy firewood. It burns quickly since it's a soft wood.
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If you think it's soft, try sawing it. I had one in the yard that got bigger than nay sumac has the right to get and I burned up a chainsaw blade cutting it down. A couple years before that, I drove a nail about halfway in to hang a birdfeeder from and, I'll tell you, I had a better chance of drawing Excalibur from the stone than I did getting that nail out of the trunk.

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No not really at all double D. It will burn, but it prduces a lot of smoke and a terrible smell. I dont know about creosote levels, but I wouldnt recommend burning it if you can avoid it.
I'd likely burn it outdoors so smell shouldn't be a problem.

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Couple things to think of:
Make certain it is not poison sumac (most likely is not).
If storing for any period of time it needs to be off ground and covered. Sumac will deteriorate rapidly. In one year it could be unusable.
It is a soft wood which translates into high heat but short period of burn time.
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Are you sure it is sumac? Because it definite;y has no business burning up a chainsaw blade. I cut the stuff almost daily at work....

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