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Fireplace - Fuel Types use to burn in it

Wood - Wood is certainly the most common fuel for Fireplace or Stove. Wood is usually the most readily available fuel and can be the least expensive. If you have access to standing wood (trees), you can stockpile your wood supply inexpensively. Bone dry, wood has approximately 8600 BTU's per pound.
Coal - Coal can be used as a fuel for Fireplace or stove. Before attempting to burn coal, make sure your Fireplace or stove is properly designed for coal burning.
Compressed wood logs - Compressed wood logs are made by "compressing" or "densifying" wood chips or coarse sawdust. These logs use no binders and are held together by the pressure exerted upon them during manufacturing. Compressed wood logs have a very dry, wood like appearance. Make a nice choice for Fireplace or stove.
Wood wax logs - Wood wax logs are made by molding sawdust into log like form and adding combustible binders such as wax or paraffin. Because of the wax content these logs have a BTU rating of approximately 15,000 BTU per pound, much higher than cordwood. Will make your Fireplace or stove really hot...
Wood pellets - Wood pellets are made by compressing small wood chips, shells of nuts or material like the pits of cherries into pellets. The process here is the same as for compressed wood logs. Because the pellets are so very dry there is more heat available for heating your home.
Fuel Gas - Gas hearth appliances may be fueled with either natural gas or propane. Natural gas, where available, is supplied through pipelines to individual homes.

Fireplace Information: Fireplace Types  Fireplace terminology  Fireplace Fuel Types

   A History of the Fireplace  Fireplace Manufacturers