7th December 2019

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Do wooden pallets make good firewood?

Pallets, lumber, and other cut and dried scrap wood are indeed good to burn (as long as you are completely sure they were not treated with any chemicals such as arsenic or methyl bromide, which are very hazardous when burned). I have a source for old shipping pallets and would like to use those as firewood.

People also ask, what is the size of a piece of pallet wood?

All dimensions mentioned are in inches. The standard North American pallet, or GMA pallet, has stringers of 48 inches and deckboards of 40 inches. The GMA pallet accounts for about 30% of all new wood pallets produced in the United States.

Can wood pallets have termites?

If you can find pallets with a "HT" (heat treated) stamp on them that means they're free of bugs, but it also means the wood may have been treated with chemicals (which also means it's not great for firewood either). Termites are everywhere in pallets (and all outdoor wood really).

Are pallets made of treated wood?

These pallets are required to be made of a material that will not carry invasive insect species or plant diseases through different countries. IPPC standards require pallets constructed using raw wood to be treated. Officially approved agencies supervise pallet treatment methods.