#871 Importance of Dry Firewood, Is your wood seasoned?

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Outdoors With The Morgans

2 ай мурун

Today we cut and split a little firewood and talk about the importance of dry firewood and also discuss methods to determine if your firewood is dry and ready to burn to get the most of the stored energy in the wood.
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Old School Millennial
Old School Millennial 2 ай мурун
Great video, Mike! I finally ordered me a moisture meter per your suggestion. Thanks for the information.
minecraft king
minecraft king 2 ай мурун
Greetings from the Emerald Isle of Ireland 🇮🇪🇮🇪, love your videos KP m coming, what make of log splitter are you using,?
Larry Kluck
Larry Kluck 2 ай мурун
badcat50 gaming
badcat50 gaming 2 ай мурун
When I used to collect firewood we could only take dead trees. I really can't wait to see your new building 😊😃😃.
Wayne L. Cass
Wayne L. Cass 2 ай мурун
I use Kingsford dry rub on my firewood, it makes a great seasoning, and smells better when it's burning!
Paul Crane
Paul Crane 2 ай мурун
Missed my OWTMs video today. Hope everything is ok.
Hector Nunes
Hector Nunes 2 ай мурун
Hello Morgans. This debris blower moves leaves, we use them on golf courses. kgpost.info/will/video/w6WdlJtm3IN9Y90
Ardell Nagle
Ardell Nagle 2 ай мурун
Haven't seen much rain here maybe got maybe an 8th of an inch. It has been hot here in Idaho for over a week most days over 95 degrees. So far we have been lucky only one fire on the west side of the state but it is smokey here because of the fires in California won't change until first of next week. Dodged a bullet 2 weeks ago we had a small storm with lightning wish struck a tree on the neighbor's property. It actually caught fire but there was enough rain to put it out. Take care.
MG Muhlhauser & Sohne Knives
MG Muhlhauser & Sohne Knives 2 ай мурун
Hi Mike - New subscriber here. Thanks for another great video. I just wanted to let you know your videos have been very helpful and entertaining. I've taken a lot of your suggestions in processing my own firewood lately -especially after all the recent storm damage here in CT. I just purchased at new Stihl MS 261 C-M to add to my saw collection which includes a 30 year old Stihl 026 (still runs great) and a new Husky 550 XP Mark II. I think I may post a video of a lay persons comparison between those two new saws. And I just ordered the bluetooth head set you had on your Amazon store. Thanks again and God Bless!
Watch RICH REBUILDS Channel 2 ай мурун
Hey great video. Not sure if you know about it but Stihl has a 2 in 1 easy file chainsaw sharpener. It come in 3/8 or .325. It makes a world of difference then the old fashion single file. It got great reviews.
Outdoors With The Morgans
Outdoors With The Morgans 2 ай мурун
Yea I have a couple, did a couple videos on them, they work very well
The Crazy Place!
The Crazy Place! 2 ай мурун
That's interesting how fast cherry drys versus oak.
William Sanders
William Sanders 2 ай мурун
I didn't have a splitter for the wood. Had to use either an ax or a maul to split the wood. Warmed you twice. Once while cutting and splitting, and again while burning.
William Sanders
William Sanders 2 ай мурун
Some logs needed a couple wedges and a sledge hammer to split. Was one of my daily chores. Split wood for a couple hours on the weekend.
William Sanders
William Sanders 2 ай мурун
When I was still at my mom and dads place, we cut next years firewood as we cut this years stuff. it Got separated at cutting, and the new wood sat until the next year. Had a whole year to season and dry, before we used it. We also used to cut a few trees, and left them to season, and cut it the next year. We didn't have moisture meters. We just let it set for about a year, before we turned it into firewood.
Patrick Wagz
Patrick Wagz 2 ай мурун
Mike, are you missing a flag on Ye Old Ranger? Maybe it blew off the day you were showing Melissa that thing can climb north of 70 mph!!
Terry Bloomfield
Terry Bloomfield 2 ай мурун
Good wee video Mike, important stuff, wet wood can cause chimney fire with the tar build up, Long may your lumb reak
Mitja čebokli
Mitja čebokli 2 ай мурун
Hello Mike i still watching your good videos.Gretings from Slovenija.
VikingShipExplorer 2 ай мурун
Thanks for answering my question regarding wet firewood. I always thought that fresh wood always gave you longer lasting heat and be more efficient, but always wondered what the effects would be on the chimney burning wet wood. I will definitely get a moisture meter. Great video as always, and very informative...Thanks Mike.
Ron Patterson
Ron Patterson 2 ай мурун
Great info! Knocking wood means Murphy won't pay you a visit.
dale benson
dale benson 2 ай мурун
beautiful cherry wood , I would love to be turning that into bowls , instead of burning it up
Living The Dream
Living The Dream 2 ай мурун
CORY COMER 2 ай мурун
Hi Mike Cory here in MN question for you does Kubota offer a discount Through you guys if we are looking at buying a new Kubota tractor?
Bruce Alvarez
Bruce Alvarez 2 ай мурун
I think it would have been helpful to mention the moisture percentage ranges. Too dry is ?%-?%, good it ?%-?%, anything higher is too wet.
Phillip Albert
Phillip Albert 2 ай мурун
I will be passing through your area tomorrow around nine 10 o’clock headed up towards Niagara Falls
Doug Moore
Doug Moore 2 ай мурун
Thumbs up
Jason Bossaer
Jason Bossaer 2 ай мурун
I had some Bur Oak one time that took almost 3 years to cure enough to burn good. It was growing right in the middle of a swamp and measured 4-5 feet across. Very nice wood, and builds patience. Love the flag Mike! Have a great evening! Jason from Indiana.
KindCreature1 2 ай мурун
I guess it's a forgone conclusion that a lot of firewood sales people sell a lot of 'green wood to green horns'.
Don Shaughnessy
Don Shaughnessy 2 ай мурун
Surgeon General Warning: Watching OWTM is a addictive. You will feel the need for a Sthil MS 261 even if you live in New York City.
Daniel Atkins
Daniel Atkins 2 ай мурун
Good one Don.lol. Since I didn't get a MS 261 does my MS 461 count?? And I live 1 hour (depending on traffic) south of Seattle..
Joseph Forgione
Joseph Forgione 2 ай мурун
I can appreciate your efforts to inform your audience the importance of using dry wood and the hazards associated with using wet unseasoned wood. I’ve been burning wood for 20 years and I’ve always made it a priority to keep my chimney clean.
Tom Fillmore
Tom Fillmore 2 ай мурун
good video and great advice thanks for sharing
MadScience Gary
MadScience Gary 2 ай мурун
Any chance of seeing a LX55 review soonish? I know you are busy with your building project. I plan to buy a sawmill in about a month or two, and am leaning (pretty heavily) toward the LX150. Truth is, I won't use it a whole lot, so the angel on the other shoulder is telling me I should save money and buy the LX55. I'd like to just tell that angel to shut the heck up, but, well, heh heh, he does maybe have a point. Hearing your comments about both would likely help me to decide.
RAH Capital
RAH Capital 2 ай мурун
i always pop it in the microwave b4 i burn it
DIRT KING 2 ай мурун
Here in Eastern Canada we have many different kinds of hardwood. Best kind of firewood there is.
Powerstroke Puller
Powerstroke Puller 2 ай мурун
While I normally tune in for tractors and chainsaws, Today I'm enjoying your channel for the clear skies and fresh air. Out here in the west it's nothing but smoke. Can't see 100 yards. Hope it clears up soon so I can get back to firewood.
Lloyd Painter
Lloyd Painter 2 ай мурун
I’m watching this getting ready to start my campfire. If I’m listening correctly I may need some chemical assistance. Nice flag, really dresses up that Polaris.
Patrick Wagz
Patrick Wagz 2 ай мурун
Girl Scout juice
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley 2 ай мурун
Great educational video... Michael from Canada
Josh Miller
Josh Miller 2 ай мурун
Mike any word on the Paul Bunyan show if it's still on.
Josh Miller
Josh Miller 2 ай мурун
@Outdoors With The Morgans that stinks. say hi to Hunter for me.
Outdoors With The Morgans
Outdoors With The Morgans 2 ай мурун
Cancelled, sad
Michael Beaudet
Michael Beaudet 2 ай мурун
What is this, your just throwing it into the back of the ranger! You always stack nice and neat!! Lol.
Kevin York
Kevin York 2 ай мурун
In my state they also call it black birch. Cherry. Or sweet wood.
MaintenanceBy Nathan
MaintenanceBy Nathan 2 ай мурун
Thanks Mike. In all my years I just guessed at what would burn best. No wI know. See ya round!
Tom Riblett
Tom Riblett 2 ай мурун
reverting to the old videos Mike LOL
A.L.L. Firewood
A.L.L. Firewood 2 ай мурун
So are you planning on heating your new building with wood?
Ted Morrison
Ted Morrison 2 ай мурун
I'm with you John, God bless the USA!
BadCat 2 ай мурун
Good afternoon Hunter ;-)
Matthew Sims
Matthew Sims 2 ай мурун
It just doesnt get any better than hearing a stihl chainsaw echoing through the woods. And i think if you mow a lot of grass, it doesnt get any better than xmark(according to my brother. Stay well, stay safe and yall HAVE A DAY 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Tim Ziegler
Tim Ziegler 2 ай мурун
Mike, why didn't you saw that cherry tree into lumber?
Travis Cover
Travis Cover 2 ай мурун
I like your new video today you did a good jop today
david kettell
david kettell 2 ай мурун
i always click like before the video starts,i have learnt so much on this channel without anyone trying to sell me something
Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster
Larry Iowa/Texas Rooster 2 ай мурун
👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Melissa, U need to get Mike another flag for the Side by Side. Love dry firewood for the wood stove in the garage, anything works in the fire ring/pit outside. Looking forward to cooler weather and the smell of a good fire! Cooler this morning in Texas. Take care and stay safe 👍🗽🇺🇸🙏🏻
John Thorpe
John Thorpe 2 ай мурун
Thanks Mike!
Kip Cudd
Kip Cudd 2 ай мурун
Knocking on wood will wake up big foot! Melissa will have to put another plate on the table! Lol!
Woods Tree Farm
Woods Tree Farm 2 ай мурун
solid info, Mike. I'm just starting a little firewood business, and am learning so much as I go. Thanks for sharing
Joe Peabody
Joe Peabody 2 ай мурун
Howdy Mike. I have been watching your channel for a few months, and I really enjoy seeing the progress of all of your projects. I noticed in this video that one of the names you called the tree you were cutting up a choke cherry. Another name for it is, as you said, a black cherry, or wild black cherry (Prunus serotina). I had one of these in my backyard when I was growing up (in north-central Ohio), and I used to climb in it all the time. Choke cherry is actually a different species (Prunus virginiana) but I know that common names are often applied to all sorts of things. I now live here in Utah where choke cherries (sadly not wild black cherries) are common. Thank you for all of the videos and the effort that you and Melissa put forth to keep us up to date. Joe Peabody, Ph.D. in Botany.
They call me Bacon
They call me Bacon 2 ай мурун
I don't burn wood in the house, but I burn a lot of wood with the smoker. This is a good video for both home heating and the BBQ addiction. I also smoke my own bacon!
He is strong
He is strong 2 ай мурун
Interesting video! Nice job there Mike
David Harrell
David Harrell 2 ай мурун
Mike it's actually funny you mention the moisture content in the wood , I worked in the furniture industry for over 38 years and it was a running gag that when we got lumber in we'd have to check it. The gag part was I had handled it so much I didn't have to use the meter I could just put my hands on it and truth be told I was never wrong, it was just from years of handling it. I'd never try the hand test on firewood because picking out splinters would not be fun
Ronald Dean
Ronald Dean 2 ай мурун
Hi Mike yep it's that time of year again. Firewood season nothing like the smell of fresh cut oak. Thanks for sharing have a great day
Talez From the DashCam
Talez From the DashCam 2 ай мурун
Mike, Is this Deja Vu all over again? I thought you did a moisture vid before....
JB Brown
JB Brown 2 ай мурун
I had never thought of using an XMark mower to either cut or split firewood.
borjastick 2 ай мурун
I get my wood here in France from a local firewood yard who stacks it on a field in huge piles after being split down. It stays there for months before he delivers it in about later September and then of course we stack it in out open sided wood barn. I have about a cord left over from last winter so it must be very dry by now. I don't have a moisture meter but might think of getting one now. Could be a good tool to have. By the way thanks to Melissa for her very kind email to me yesterday. She didn't have to reply but it is much appreciated. God bless you both.
Jimmy and Kathy Harrell
Jimmy and Kathy Harrell 2 ай мурун
No longer getting email notifications. Anyone else having this problem?
John Apostoli
John Apostoli 2 ай мурун
I probably missed something but what happened to Hunter Morgans Firewood?
acousticguitar355 2 ай мурун
I sell firewood for a living and a friend owns a local tree service so I get 90% of my wood from him but it’s green. There is a few customers of mine that I can sell green wood to but a lot of customers I can’t. Another tip I’d like to add is firewood will dry faster if it’s cut in blocks than it will in lengths. Beginning of may a friend and I cut down a green Douglas fir and I took it home and split it and we were burning it on may long weekend 3 weeks later. I’ve been thinking of getting a moisture meter for a while now so think I’ll order one of those. I watch your videos every morning.
Andy M.
Andy M. 2 ай мурун
Under 20% is ideal for burning right???? I so remember you saying that in a previous video. I went and got a cheap moisture meter from Harbor Freight an hour after you said that.....
Roger Dickerson
Roger Dickerson 2 ай мурун
Good info
Mike Elwood
Mike Elwood 2 ай мурун
Good information, Mike
Grady Hall
Grady Hall 2 ай мурун
Robert Green
Robert Green 2 ай мурун
Where did you go? I have missed your Emails for the last two weeks.
ElémenTerre Services de Bûcheronnage
ElémenTerre Services de Bûcheronnage 2 ай мурун
Hello, good and important! I need one moisture meter.
Julio Cruz
Julio Cruz 2 ай мурун
God blessings to all
Keeping It Dutch
Keeping It Dutch 2 ай мурун
Im about to order one now thanks brother 💪
Julio Cruz
Julio Cruz 2 ай мурун
Thank you Mike for you and your wife we like what you guys are doing...
Fabio Forni
Fabio Forni 2 ай мурун
Good afternoon from VA once again it was a great video
Ed Kerkhoff
Ed Kerkhoff 2 ай мурун
Was trkn up around Wilkes Barre last week spotted some red pine there. Was easy to recognize from u explained the red bark. Love our diversity of forest in Pa
Chester Smith
Chester Smith 2 ай мурун
hi this is chester smith share some pic on a cafe stuck in a tree? wow could send it
jim putnam
jim putnam 2 ай мурун
I bet the mower company wanted you to mow your lawn instead of cut wood... LOL
George Charokee
George Charokee 2 ай мурун
I was Thinking the Same Thing🤔🤔🤔
Jack Skidmore
Jack Skidmore 2 ай мурун
Mike, love the channel. I'm really jealous over all the tools and equipment you have. I cut my own wood to heat my home and have been looking for a better way to get it to the house in the winter time. I really like your idea of filling those totes and stacking them in the back somewhere to season. I have a BX2380 and am thinking on purchasing a set of pallet forks. My question is, does your BX 23S have the capacity to lift and move a full tote of wood with the pallet forks? I've only ever seen you use the bigger Kubota to move them. Thanks and keep up the great work.
David Brownfield
David Brownfield 2 ай мурун
That looked like good wood mizer material
D.A. Ballou
D.A. Ballou 2 ай мурун
Mike, have you given up on the 2 in 1 sharpener? Or just trying to change things up?
Alan Pettibone
Alan Pettibone 2 ай мурун
We’ve been cutting dead standing beetle-killed pine here in Western MT that is at or below 10% moisture content before it hits the ground. No wonder we are always chasing forest fires out here.
Alan Pettibone
Alan Pettibone 2 ай мурун
Mark Pashia I try not to burn too much of it, doesn’t get hot enough to keep the creosote down. We have actual been cutting it in 8’ and 10’ lengths for furniture and other projects. The blue staining that naturally occurs in the beetle-kill is super popular around here.
Mark Pashia
Mark Pashia 2 ай мурун
Man I love that wood for fires, but watch that pine smoke. That sure is easy splitting wood and a nice burn. Use more but easy cut and split. Not stringy like oak and hickory. I use to burn a lot of walnut tops too. Follow after the loggers and cut up their tops piles into firewood. Not the BTUs of oak, but easy to work with and free for the taking most of the time.
willie6185 2 ай мурун
When you are spitting fire wood, I could never figure out why you stack your green wood on top of your seasoned wood. Also, I could never figure out why you split your wood so small. It can’t be all camp fire wood. I guess things are different here on the west coast.
J L 2 ай мурун
Boooo ex mark!!!! More like ex quality!! Scag for life!!!
B Laquisha
B Laquisha 2 ай мурун
Here in NE Minnesota the predominate firewood is Aspen and Birch. When you split fresh Aspen in the summer water squirts out the end.
Tina Chambers
Tina Chambers 2 ай мурун
Mike great information for all consumers have a great day love from TEXAS
Wild Homesteader
Wild Homesteader 2 ай мурун
I season mine for 2 yrs! I like to try to have 1.5 yrs worth at a time so I don’t run out!
Garbage Can Fried Spam
Garbage Can Fried Spam 2 ай мурун
Good morning Mike. Love the sound of those Stihls.
Jony P
Jony P 2 ай мурун
WOW! no firewood around here but ! i learnt something new!
William Wilson
William Wilson 2 ай мурун
Mike, I believe you just ended the most consecutive episodes on OWTM without a firewood video. If you’re like me once the leaves start to change the woods and chainsaw are calling. Stay safe everyone
Carmine Iadeluca
Carmine Iadeluca 2 ай мурун
Way to Go Mike ! 👏 👏 👏🇺🇸
Edward Finn
Edward Finn 2 ай мурун
Another good one Mike. More technical stuff please, such as kindling cutting and storage, how exactly you build and light the fire in the stove... Missed that handclap though....👍
Dan Brophy
Dan Brophy 2 ай мурун
Dry firewood is a must. I will say that 4 months is not ready to burn. It will burn and much better than two weeks but if you give it a year to season you notice a big difference between 4 months and 1 year. I use the same meter and I like my moisture percentage much lower. Great job choosing this subject for a video. Some folks don’t know how important seasoned firewood is. You use less wood which saves you money!!!
Soffimat 2 ай мурун
In ideal circumstances it must to be dried , but i'm burned directly delivered from the forest, it's matter of your equipment)))
Troll Killa Nobody Really Michael hall
Troll Killa Nobody Really Michael hall 2 ай мурун
Morning Morgan's! Mike mixing up the work. Have a great hump day! Thanks for the vid.
Bernd 2 ай мурун
Since i can think of, our favorite firewood is Birch Tree. High value, no popping and i love the flavour of it when burnt. I´ve never seen one on your property. Isn´t Birch a common tree in PA ? Greetings from Bavaria
patt slessor
patt slessor 2 ай мурун
What percentage means that it's ready to burn?
SOAPMAN#4 2 ай мурун
Thanks for the information Mike, and the link. Going to go get me one. Cut down a bunch of oak and going to check it. Thanks again.
Dave Crable
Dave Crable 2 ай мурун
Even dead standing trees should be cut, split and stacked to let dry for at least a couple months. Cut down a large red oak a couple years ago which had been dead for at least 5 years and it was soaked with water. Fortunately, I cut it down, split and stacked it in the spring and the wood had all summer to dry out.
Robert A. Brokaw
Robert A. Brokaw 2 ай мурун
Good information concerning the dry content of firewood. In MS we don't use as much firewood as we did in IN and NJ but most people that sell seasoned firewood here are selling green wood and nobody is the wiser. Stay safe
Mark Pashia
Mark Pashia 2 ай мурун
Same in MO. I moved into a cabin with no heat some years ago in late August and had to buy wood. I specified dry, seasoned wood and they all swore that was all they sold. Every delivery was green as grass. Cut and split less than a week before they delivered. After three loads of that from three different guys, I said well I am good for next year, but what about this winter? Had to hit the sawmill for cutoffs that first year. He worked with me to get to the oldest that was about eight month old rough sawn oak 2x4s about two foot or less in length. Mixed in some of the green at night to get a slow burn, but had to watch the chimney and clean often. After that I cut my own and knew what I had for the next four years until I move back to town. Those guys idea of seasoned wood would spit and sputter out the end grain when you put one on the fire. Hissing and popping like crazy. Scoundrels and thieves every one of them. I almost came to blows with the one fellow. Short cords was another problem with these guys.
OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY 2 ай мурун
nice easy day in the office =)
Kevin Brewer
Kevin Brewer 2 ай мурун
I have pine that I have seasoned for two to three years it's for my fire pit it has very little smoke and almost no popping that people are scared to use it. The pine is from my sawmill slabs and the leftovers from trees. I don't like to waste any part of the tree if I can.
Dick Hansen
Dick Hansen 2 ай мурун
Good video fella. Thank you for sharing your day
Good morning Mike, great video today. Thanks to exmark for sponsoring the video too. Enjoyed the video and the moisture meter 👍👍. Thanks for sharing with us.
a picton
a picton 2 ай мурун
i have clicked the subscribed icon to your channel and several other channels and i have also clicked the bell icon to receive all video's .... but its not sending to my e-mail address??.. not sure what i have done? thanks 4 video. be kind.
1944chevytruck 2 ай мурун
@Outdoors With The Morgans i just done some reasearch and i think this is what we have to do ----->>>> not receiving channel subscriptions youtube?.... try this.... go to your KGpost page. top right corner of page left click on your KGpost icon. click on Settings. then on left part of page click on Notifications. then go to Subscriptions "Notify me about activity from the channels I'm subscribed to" and move button to on. hope this helps.
Outdoors With The Morgans
Outdoors With The Morgans 2 ай мурун
I have been hearing that from others as well, don't know whats up
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