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How should I dispose of scrap lumber from renovating?

You need to sort it. Dimension lumber can be burned. Can either remove ironware or leave it and separate from ash, or dispose of with ash. Treated lumber (green or brown) landfill. Note that it may ...
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How "green" is using wood as a material?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) verifies forest management practices and Chain of Custody (CoC) of forest products. Chain of Custody (CoC) certification applies to manufacturers, processors and ...
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How "green" is using wood as a material?

There are simultaneous calls for not using paper in any form because it causes deforestation, but when it comes to building and making products from wood it is considered environmentally sustainable, ...
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I can get cast-iron engine heads from junk yard and my wood stove has flat top so I can safely stack the heads on top of my stove to add thermal mass?

Thermal mass is almost always best implemented by using water. Cast iron has only 460 J/kgK heat capacity whereas water has 4190 J/kgK. That's nine times bigger. Not only is the heat capacity of water ...
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I can get cast-iron engine heads from junk yard and my wood stove has flat top so I can safely stack the heads on top of my stove to add thermal mass?

Possible , the density of iron/steel permits storage of more heat in a specific volume than water. However, cleaning engine heads will be difficult. They are likely to smell bad whenever heated. And ...
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How "green" is using wood as a material?

I can't give any precise number here, but using wood for a long lifetime product (housing, some furniture, etc) is actually a form of carbon storage (though maybe not the most efficient). Whereas ...
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How should I dispose of scrap lumber from renovating?

Depending on where you live, you may have a local 'builders tip': a waste/refuse centre that specialises in construction and demolition waste recycling and recovery. While they usually deal with ...
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How should I dispose of scrap lumber from renovating?

I was present as my house was built; we burned about 80 % of the scrape . Actually as the owner, I had to keep the framers from burning good new wood for heat. After it was built ,a grader moved soil ...
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