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Is Eucalyptus Good for Firewood? – Eucalyptus Firewood Guide

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Looking to use a Eucalyptus tree for firewood? It can be a unique smelling, high heat output wood. Check out our guide below to find out what you can expect. Eucalyptus Firewood Details BTU: At least 34.5 heat per cord (million BTUs) Weight: 7320 (green) Seasoning Time: 18 months Resin / Sap Content: Low Splitting …

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Stihl vs. Husqvarna Chainsaws: Which Brand Is Best?

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If you surveyed professional landscapers and loggers for the best two brands of chainsaws, you will get the same answer – Husqvarna and Stihl. There’s no disagreement amongst professionals and avid DIYers that these two brands are top competitors in the world of cutting trees. But ask the same people which is the best chainsaw, …

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Space Heaters vs. Gas Heat: Which is Best for Your Home?

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Between decadent comfort food, beautiful snowfalls, and holiday celebrations, the winter has a lot going for it. What I could do without is the cold. Throughout the season, I’m plagued with unbelievably high heating bills, sudden overnight temperature drops, and an unbearably cold toilet seat on nighttime bathroom visits. To keep winter fun, I’ve looked into numerous heating …

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Will Epsom Salt Melt Ice? What Else Melts Ice?

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Every winter, sidewalks, porches, stairs, and driveways become slippery slopes of danger. The good thing is that it doesn’t take much effort to combat the icy terrain. With the right knowledge and product, such as salt or popular ice melts, frozen sidewalks and driveways become safe again. But, what about regular old household Epsom salt? …

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