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  1. BoiledOver

    BoiledOver Member

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    Is anyone else getting the strong winds with high temps. I can almost hear the wood cracking as the moisture is swept away...........

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  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    no strong winds here, but miserable, muggy, damp heat......kinda like a sauna.....
    with the humidity as high as it is, I don't imagine the wood is seasoning much at all right now. Which is only one of the reasons I am three to four years ahead on my stacks!!
  3. Fred61

    Fred61 Minister of Fire

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    I swam out to my woodshed and checked the oak I stacked in the spring. Still as wet as when I stashed it.
  4. KenLockett

    KenLockett Member

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    I have my wood store (4 cords at the moment) stored in one stall of my two stall pole barn. From experience in my basement using a fan to dry wood a little extra, I have one industrial style fan on each side of the stall blowing toward the base of the stacked wood. I'm hoping that this helps with the air flow and drying of the wood. I don't run it continuously but when I do for a day or so the wood visibly appears to be dryer. There is very strong air flow but my bigger question is whether the air flow is penetrating the wood store toward the rear. My splits are 16" and there is a very small void between each row. I had stacked the wood in various places around my property last year outdoors but this approach consolidates the seasons cord wood in one location. The way I look at it is that the barn is one large wood shed and there are open windows and open soffitts around the entire perimeter of the barn that should allow the moist air to escape. Any thoughts from anyone on my strategy?
  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Where are you located, besides right here;)
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah I don't think he is telling the truth. I am right here too and there is no wind at all.
  7. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Not much wind but with this heat, the ground is drying out fast...I can only guess the same is true for firewood depending on how humid and how much air gets to the stacks
  8. rkusek

    rkusek Minister of Fire

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    The south side of my pole barn is my drying kiln. The heat is tremendous next to that metal building and the small splits dry out pretty quick after a few months. I leave it uncovered until early Sept then move it to the covered wood shelter.

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