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Is Walnut Good Firewood? A Guide to Burning Walnut

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Walnut Firewood Details BTU: 22.2 BTUs Weight: 4584 greenwood / 3192 dried Seasoning Time: 6 months to 2 years depending on species Resin / Sap Content: 8-percent to 14-percent when seasoned properly Splitting Difficulty: Easy (Black) to medium (English) Smoke: Low Smell: Good Varieties Black Walnut and English Walnut are the two most prevalent species …

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How to Remove an Ice Dam Safely (And Prevent One From Forming)

Ice drops from the roof of a home with a significant ice dam

If you live in a colder region and have a roof, then ice dams are probably a concern. As it happens, most of the BYB team also live in cold-winter areas and face the same battle against ice- and water-damage each year. We’ve pulled together all the best professional tips, our own experiences, and some …

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The Best Fireplace Inserts For Every Space & Budget

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The best fireplace inserts are nearly as useful as a real fireplace when it comes to heating your home during the winter. But, not all fireplace inserts are created equally, regardless of what their manufacturers claim. That is why you need to arm yourself with the most up to date and accurate information about fireplace inserts …

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