Do firestarter logs actually work?

Firelogs won’t spark, and though they may split when burning, mostly they just sit in one place, slowly deteriorating. Firelogs don’t produce the wood fire smell that many like, and some even smell a little “chemical” when burned, but most won’t produce any scent at all if your fireplace is properly vented.

Are Duraflame logs good for fireplace?

Can duraflame firelogs be burned in all types of fireplaces? Duraflame firelogs are Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Classified for use in zero-clearance manufactured metal fireplaces and are suitable for use in all types of traditional open-hearth wood-burning fireplaces.

Are compressed fire logs any good?

They are certainly environmentally-friendly, have a fantastic heat output and are cleaner than burning firewood logs, but you can’t buy them loose and they won’t have the same realistic feel as natural wood.

How long do firelogs burn for?

Generally, tests show that heat logs will burn for around 2 – 3 hours.

Do potato peels clean chimneys?

In all honesty, however, the old wise tale about burning potato peelings/skins does in fact help. You have to use fresh/uncooked potatoes. What’s interesting is the byproduct of the potato peels/skins create a chemical reaction that drys out the chimney allowing any creosote buildup to dry up.

Does burning aluminum cans clean your chimney?

Burning Aluminum Cans To Clean Your Chimney

Many have claimed that burning aluminum cans is an effective technique to clean your chimney. Though there may have been cases where this method has worked slightly, nothing takes the place of actually cleaning out the chimney.

Is duraflame smoke toxic?

No, you do not need a fire starter log to start a fire. However, they are a great way to start a fire safely. They are made of all-natural materials and will not release any harmful chemicals or toxins when burned.

Do Duraflame logs produce carbon monoxide?

Compared to a similar duration wood fire, a duraflame firelog emits: 80% less fine particles. 75% less carbon monoxide. 90% less hazardous air pollutants.

What is the cleanest burning wood?

When hardwoods are burned in good conditions for a fire, they produce very little smoke or unhealthy particulate matter. A few examples of the most popular hardwoods for fires are white oak, ash, birch, red oak, hard maple, beech, hickory, pecan, dogwood, apple, and almond.

What log burns longest?

Dense woods like hickory, ash, and oak burn longer because there is more material or fuel per log. The time a fire will last correlates to the density of the wood because the denser it is, the longer it burns. Beech, cherry, apple, black locust, maple, hawthorn, and sycamore also burn exceptionally.

Which wood should you not burn?

Pine, fir, and spruce: cone-bearing trees make for a beautiful sight in the forest, but their wood shouldn’t make up the bulk of your firewood pile, especially for indoor fires. Beneath their bark, conifers have a sticky, protective substance called pitch or resin that you won’t find in trees like oak or maple.

Can you mix Duraflame logs with regular wood?

The answer is yes, you can add wood to a duraflame log. However, adding wood to a duraflame log will not make it burn for longer. In fact, adding wood to a duraflame log may actually make it burn faster, because the added wood will create more heat.

What is the cleanest wood to burn?

Do burning potato peels clean chimneys?

Burning the potato peels will not eliminate all soot or creosote buildup, but they will reduce it. A normal and regular chimney cleaning is still needed to keep the fireplace working properly and safely.

What wood causes the most creosote?

Softwoods like fir, pine and cedar make more smoke, and therefore more creosote.

Is it OK to roast marshmallows over a Duraflame log?

Are the Duraflame logs safe to cook over such as toasting marshmallows? Thank you for contacting us. No, we do not recommend cooking over Duraflame firelogs. Our firelogs are not designed nor intended for use as a cooking fuel.

Can you roast marshmallows over a Duraflame log?

Roast your marshmallows over the fire, get them as burnt or as gooey and barely done as you wish, and then slam those babies between two grahams. Use duraflame OUTDOOR firelogs, tested for roasting campfire foods.

Can I go to sleep with a fire in the fireplace?

You should never go to sleep while a fire is in the fireplace. It may seem safe—after all, the fire is small and controlled behind a metal grate.

What are the worst woods to burn?

Some deciduous trees also don’t make good firewood. Aspen, basswood and willow trees all have very soft wood of generally poor quality for burning and producing heat. That said, this wood is a little better than that of most coniferous trees because it doesn’t spark as much.

What is the hottest burning firewood?

The hottest burning wood is Hardwood. Hardwoods like ash, birch, oak, maple, and most fruit trees are the best burning woods that will give you the hottest and longest burning time. These woods have sap, pitch and are cleaner to handle than the softwoods.

What wood should you not burn?

Avoid: Green/Wet Wood
Why is this important to do? Because wood that contains too much moisture (called green wood) doesn’t produce the kind of warm, roaring fire with tall flames that you might want. Instead, it results in a low, smoldering fire with long-burning embers that produces a lot of creosote.

What wood is poisonous burning?

Poisonous Wood
Burning poison oak, poison ivy, poison sumac and poisonwood creates smoke with irritant oils that can cause severe breathing problems and eye irritation.

Can firewood be too old?

Firewood can be stored for approximately four years without any issues. Burning slightly older wood is better because green, freshly cut firewood does not burn as well. To get the most of your firewood over time, store the wood raised off the bare ground in a sheltered location.

Can I roast marshmallows over a Duraflame log?

Does salt help clean a chimney?

Put a little salt in the fire while it is burning. The salt combines with the water in the burning wood to create a weak acid that travels up the chimney and dissolves small amounts of creosote.