Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] future of trees
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 10:57:25 -0500
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Isn't creosote a carcinogen?

dan c.

At 10:14 AM 26-01-01 -0500, Austin Franklin wrote:
>> And folks don't burn pine in their stoves due to the splatter of the
>> sap.
>Actually, if done correctly, pine burns GREAT, but you have to burn it very
>hot.  It is the creosote buildup that causes the problem.  It builds up in
>the chimney, and will catch fire, which can burn your house down.  But if
>you burn your fire very hot, the creosote doesn't collect near as much, and
>there isn't a problem.  It is also suggested you clean your chimney often if
>burning pine.
>I use my Leica to take pictures of trees.  It takes very nice pictures of
>trees.  I also believe some presentation boxes are made of wood, and wood,
>after all, does come from trees.
>(this is a Leica list, and I am going to try to relate whatever the subject
>at hand to the use of a Leica, I think it is only fitting)

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