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Bought a moisture meter.... happily surprised.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I bought a MM from HD and it arrived today. It was cheap and I wanted to get an idea what my moisture levels are.
    MOST of my stuff was cut as dead standing, the only green wood I got was ash and hackberry.

    The hackberry and ash that I split about 8 weeks ago is 22% on a FRESH split of a large wedge!
    The Ash is about the same.

    My oak... a FRESH split of a round that was 2 feet across...27-30%

    Checked a few Oak wedges that were pretty large and I was concerned but almost all were 22-25%

    The surprise was the CSS walnut and Mullberry.... each were 25%. after sitting CSS for about 4 weeks.

    I didn't expect ANY of this stuff to be "dry" but I figured the huge rounds might be higher, and some of the splits would be lower, but I am happy with my Ash and Hackberry for the fall, and I think I will re-split my oak and mullberry to bring it down to acceptable levels!
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  2. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Those numbers seem correct. Just think, if you keep up the pace that your going, next year you'll be able to relax a bit and enjoy your wood stacks.;)
  3. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Lookin good Donnie!! It will be interesting to see where they are at by this fall
  4. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    The way he worksite don't think that will happen too much, he will find something to do
  5. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    [quoar="swagler85, post: 1468320, member: 22066"]The way he worksite don't think that will happen too much, he will find something to do[/quote]
    You are right... I HATE sitting still...afraid my age will catch me!
  6. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I am 99% sure I am going to re-split EVERYTHING smaller and restack in SINGLE rows... if I can find the room!
  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    That oak is tricky. It could stay at 25% for a year or so.

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