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What happens when you burn creosote?

Everyone who burns fires in their fireplaces or wood stoves ends up with a creosote issue, which is a potential hazard. When wood burns, combustion byproducts are produced and expelled through the chimney. As these substances exit through the chimney, which is cooler, condensation occurs.

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Herein, is burning creosote dangerous?

While it is effective for those uses, creosote is also a toxic substance that can be very dangerous. Inhalation of the fumes or smoke from burned creosote-treated items, drinking from a groundwater supply contaminated by creosote or ingestion or skin contact with the chemicals can cause creosote poisoning.

One may also ask, how does creosote catch fire? If stage three creosote catches fire, it becomes easy to remove because it leaves behind a spongy residue. But, a chimney fire can too easily lead to a house fire because the intense flames often cause a fire on the roof or damage the flue, causing combustible parts of the home to ignite.

Additionally, can you burn creosote?

With repeated heating and high moisture content, the ignition temperature of creosote is generally considered to be 451 degrees, the same as paper (also why the book is called Fahrenheit 451). When ignited, creosote can burn at temperatures easily exceeding 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

What dissolves creosote?

How to Dissolve Creosote

  1. Mix a bottle of anti-creosote liquids into a spray bottle.
  2. Spray the liquid directly onto the creosote and scrub it clean with a wire brush.
  3. Spray the liquid onto logs and burn the logs in the fireplace.
  4. Burn a specially-treated log in the fireplace.
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