It must hurt to be ignorant.....

Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by LordOfTheFlies, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. LordOfTheFlies

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    Been seeing a lot of this "good for fire pit but not indoors" nonsense.

    I guess if you are uninformed, you are uninformed until you're not.

    That said I think most people don't like it when they are uninformed and then you inform them.

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  2. sirbuildalot

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    Its one of the biggest myths in wood burning history.
     
  3. The Wood Wolverine

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    It’s not worth the headache to try..
     
  4. billb3

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    Unfortunately this gets reinforced by the media 24/7.
     
  5. LordOfTheFlies

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    We are in an unprecedented time in human history. We've got so much technology and so many resources. I look at my kids (8, 12, 13) and I cannot believe how much of a head start they have compared to me at their age.

    Anything you want to learn about is there for the taking........Unless you are working on a replacement for the theory of relativity or quantum mechanics, most likely there are plenty of people who have been there and done that.....and have taken the time to post a video or a thread or whatever......

    Isaac Asimov (my favorite author) predicted the internet as we know it today and the look on the interviewer's face is priceless. I just love how there are now people who want to teach that are able to connect to people who want to learn........and you can learn as much as you want at your pace......Literally the best video on the internet that everyone man, woman, and child should watch.

     
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    Lots of ignoramuses out there. Most folks believe what they hear and accept it as fact.
     
  7. brenndatomu

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    Well, they say stupid hurts...I suppose ignorant can too...
     
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    Some people are ignorant and some are just plain stupid.
     
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    And cut 20 inches long.:whistle:
     
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    It is amazing how we live in a time where we have the most resources for knowledge available to us while maintaining the least drive to attain it. Unless its Minecraft.
     
  12. oldspark

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    People believe what they want to, facts are irrelevant.
     
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    This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes "Facts don't care about your feelings!"
     
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  15. sirbuildalot

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    +1

    Not too many things more aggravating than someone who's really dumb, who thinks they're really smart.
     
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    Life is hard enough and its harder when your Stupid ...
     
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    I went on this long drawn out rant you FHC'ers would be proud of on some lady who posted some stuff like this on my town's facebook page to beware of certain firewood dealers selling wet wood marketed as seasoned, and also that she had "dangerous soft wood" mixed in. Typically I just don't even engage with these things especially on facebook but I had time on my hands at work in the office and couldn't help myself.

    In the end, I got a surprising number of people "liking" my information, asking me numerous other questions and even a local chimney sweep saying I was spot on and reiterating some certain points about seasoning wood, wood species having nothing to do with being "harmful" etc. I think my favorite question came from a woman who was asking if burning pine in her outdoor metal fire pit would cause damage to the metal from the sap left behind, because according to her husband it would ruin the metal pit :rofl: :lol::loco: :crazy:


    The easiest way to get these people to understand these concepts, is to give examples of parts of the world that aren't spoiled with numerous hardwoods like we are, in which some literally only have soft wood or pine to heat exclusively with. Miraculously, they are not ruining their wood stoves and burning their houses down, so long as their wood is actually seasoned.
     
  18. sirbuildalot

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    Would you stop using common sense and reasoning
     
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    The only problem with being a good ambassador for firewood is now other people will want to go out and get it. :whistle:
     
  20. Biddleman

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    My FIL came by the other week. He is a definite know it all and you dont know jack type, even if its what you do for a living. Anyway, I had my stove air closed down and the secondaries were just rolling and "puffing", as I like to call it. He asked if I was afraid of creosote build up running the stove that way. I said no. Its dry wood and its the design of the stove. He just looked at me. He asked what type of wood I was burning. I said a combo of cherry and pine. I thought he was going to pass out. :rofl: :lol:
     
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