do i wanna burn a banana peel for heat?

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Offline CZARCAR

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do i wanna burn a banana peel for heat?
« on: 27/12/2011 19:54:00 »
its kinda wet but has sugar + whatever

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Re: do i wanna burn a banana peel for heat?
« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2011 20:28:49 »
It should burn just fine if you let it dry out first.

Wet fuels make a cooler flame, cooler exhaust gases, and more smoke and more creosote buildup. 

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« Last Edit: 27/12/2011 21:03:36 by RD »


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Re: do i wanna burn a banana peel for heat?
« Reply #4 on: 27/12/2011 21:16:10 »
It should burn just fine if you let it dry out first.

Wet fuels make a cooler flame, cooler exhaust gases, and more smoke and more creosote buildup.  thanx , if i dry banana skin mouse will get it


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Re: do i wanna burn a banana peel for heat?
« Reply #5 on: 03/01/2012 22:07:36 »
Burning a dry banana peel will produce an exothermic reaction [heat]. However, throwing a wet banana peel into a fire will first create an endothermic reaction [absorb heat] as the moisture is boiled off.

It would be a fun exercise to find out how much moisture exists in a fresh peel and how many BTUs are used to convert the moisture to steam. And then determine how many BTUs are created by burning the dry peel.

Incidentally, this is why you let firewood age [dry out] before using it.