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Advantages of Kiln Dried Timber

kosy kingA very common question we get asked is "What the is the advantage of using Kiln Dried Timber over conventional "seasoned timber"?

The Answer:

Wood burning: when wood is burned, it is usually best to dry it first. Damage from shrinkage is not a problem here, and the drying may proceed more rapidly than in the case of drying for woodworking purposes. Moisture affects the burning process, with unburnt hydrocarbons going up the chimney. If a 50% wet log is burnt at high temperature, with good heat extraction from the exhaust gas leading to a 100 °C exhaust temperature, about 5% of the energy of the log is wasted through evaporating and heating the water vapour. With condensers, the efficiency can be further increased; but, for the normal stove, the key to burning wet wood is to burn it very hot, perhaps starting fire with dry wood.

Kosy King Kiln Dried Logs

  • light
  • clean
  • easy to handle
  • low moisture content
  • burns hotter for longer
  • increases efficiency of your stove
  • economical

To Order Some of Our Top Quality Kiln Dried Logs Simply Check Out Our Online Store or Give us a Ring 0044(0) 28 8676 2103

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