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drying option, any input?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by new guy, May 27, 2013.

  1. new guy

    new guy New Member

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    Hi folks, I store my wood in a 9x18 portable garage in 4 long rows 16-18" wide about 4" in between rows. Wondering if I should take the tarp off the top of the enclosure for the summer, or not. Thanks in advance.

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  2. jdinspector

    jdinspector Feeling the Heat

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    To clarify... You have a covered garage with open sides? Yes, you should take any covering off of the wood stacks. Anything that will reduce air flow around or over the stacks should be removed if the top is covered.
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I think he's talking about a metal tubing frame with a tarp-like roof on it. If it has tarp sides as well, I would take the sides off and leave the roof on to keep rain off. I may be wrong about the enclosure, though...got a pic of it?
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  4. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    portable garage, top on - sides & ends off, Make sure you have it staked down very well as a stiff wind will tend to send it some to other county
    We put one of those up at a buds place lasted about a month, then Mother Nature toyed with it. Salvaged some of the aluminum tubing that wasn't too twisted. This was a Alumn. tubing frame with poly tarp like covering, sides and top. The covering was totally shredded. One of those metal roof units should fair better, I would think , considering their cost.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    +1

    Like this would be good:
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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum new guy.

    No doubt about it. I would roll the sides up and leave the top on. Even with that, I'd be interested in knowing what type of wood you are attempting to dry and when was it split and stacked? All wood does not dry at the same rate! For sure oak takes about the longest and we give it 3 years to dry before burning it. The rewards of doing this are great.

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