Potential firewood?

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 19:39
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Hi to all,
I'm after some opinion in regard to some furniture that I'm about to throw out.
I have 6 dining room type timber framed chairs that have slowly fell apart and broke and about to go to the tip but then I thought I should break them up into firewood, and save for camping when it gets cooler, however I'm worried that I may poison myself (or family) from paint/lacquer that has been applied.

The Question is, Should I just chuck 'em on the fire and blend with clean timber, staying out of the smoke?
OR am I about to gas myself?

Shane












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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 19:47

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 19:47
Shane,

I would use it, if you are a bit unsure then blend it with some other firewood.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Respectfully- Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:15

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:15
If youre worried just stay out of the smoke, the paint will burn off really fast.
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:01

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:01
Thanks, i wasn't sure how bad the paint would affect the burning (fumes), I think blending with clean timber will be the go.
Shane
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:31

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:31
Hi Shane, I'm no expert on these matters but for myself I wouldn't be burning it in case of what else the timber may have been treated with. If you know that paint/lacquer is all that is in the wood then go for it. My 2c worth.

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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:57

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:57
I don't think there is any kind of treatment other than paint, it appears to be crappy timber which is why it's falling apart I spose so I might as well as get some warmth from it insted of just chucking it.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:54

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:54
Good recycling idea. Go ahead!
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 00:47

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 00:47
Burn it like you suggested mate....I would

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Reply By: Member - John & Sally W (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 04:22

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 04:22
Hi Shane,
maybe to be on safe side don't go cooking the snags over the flames
Sally
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