Ash trees for firewood

If you have to cut down an ash tree, chop it up for firewood right away. You can bust it apart with an axe. If you wait a week or longer to cut it, the wood will be very hard and will burn up your chainsaw blade.

The other thing about ash wood is that it burns hot […]

June 30th, 2015|Energy, Heating|0 Comments

How to clean glass on a woodstove

To clean soot-covered glass on a woodstove: moisten a piece of newspaper and dip it in cold ashes. Rub the glass. Something about the combination of the newspaper ink and the ashes causes the soot to melt away.

April 25th, 2015|Energy, Repair and maintenance|0 Comments