I would exercise caution. Any pallets that come in as part of a container load from overseas (or are intended to ship to overseas in a container) are by law treated to kill pests, either chemical treatment or pressure treatment.I am hearing different opinions as to if it is safe to burn. Most of what I hear is it is treated with chemicals and should not be burned?
I have access to some broken pallets and if it is safe would use them for cooking stove wood.
Exactly... Unless one is heating a yurt or teepee with an open fire, everything should go up the chimney.i use wood thats tainted with chemicals and paint makes the fire green but it goes out and the door on the wood stove is closed..
I lived in Kentucky, which had a batch of termite problems. What we would commonly find is that the termites ate all the wood up to the painted surface. Pressing on a piece of wall trim would collapse the paint and there would be no or little wood left. Everything "looked" good but it was GONE.I picked up a few pallets to build a base for a free kitchen sink I scored at a renovation. It is installed in my back yard now. Some of the wood had termites because it was stacked outside and probably not treated. Just paint it, termites hate that.