quick question' burn R&R ties


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Old 10-23-18, 12:43 PM
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quick question' burn R&R ties

Are these not to be burned ~ because of ill effects from the fumes?I need to burn ONE half of A "tie" don't want to make anyone ill or really sick....or kill them either .Whats your knowledge on this . Can I or Can't I burn one ?.Its 200 feet from any dwellings including mine.Its pretty well burned up already. Iam Out in the country thanks for your known tips on this,its appreciated bob s
 
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Old 10-23-18, 01:12 PM
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They are soaked in creosote so it will be a dirty smokey fire, they may have other preservatives in newer ties!
 
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Old 10-23-18, 02:03 PM
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A friend of mine cut up an old phone pole [also soaked in creosote] and burned it in his shop stove - it burned very hot!! After the first fire he mixed it half and half with regular fire wood. I suspect RR ties are soaked longer in creosote and would burn even hotter. I don't know if that smoke/fumes is more harmful or not.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 05:08 PM
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Can you burn a railroad tie... yes. Should you... I wouldn't go to the trouble of starting a fire just for only half of one but they do burn. Don't breathe the smoke as it's likely not good for your health.
 
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Thank you guys, I do appreciate your input,I'd be doing things wrong that i shouldn't do. i guess DIY.GREAT FORUM cheers bob s
 
 

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