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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by shoot-straight, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    Actual moisture content is based on weight, but approximating moisture content using conductivity/resistivity has many other variables that affect the measured conductivity, such as grain structure and wood density, so unless you allow for these, your result is not very accurate. Despite that, a cheap meter should tell you all you need, but a cheap meter may be more likely to malfunction too.

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Lots of it around here in my area,especially within a 3-4 county radius.The 10 acres I cut on is about 45% Shagbark with a few Bitternut,remainder is about the same split up almost evenly Red,Black,White & Bur Oak.I only cut dead/dying ones,or ones already down & with storm damage.
  3. oldspark

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    Not based on weight when you use a MM and I see spec. gravity listed on a site about lumber and moisture meters.
  4. oldspark

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    So do you think Hickory is some sort of super wood with a cell structure not like any other.
  5. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    ITs not White oak is the "superwood" with a cell structure like no other, due to its tyloses!

    as an aside.. is anyone else seeing the "cougar dating add" on the bottom of the screen!!!
  6. Thistle

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    Nope.Little bit denser than most White Oak,dries a helluva lot faster.Powderpost & other beetles will do a number on it if you dont watch it though.
  7. oldspark

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    What have you been googling lately?;)
  8. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Thats the funny part, NOTHING (EVER) that you would think would trip those adds! I know its a doubleclick add, thats why its funny, i know someone else must be getting it too.
  9. Woody Stover

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    So how do you "watch" the Hickory to prevent the beetles? Seems to me I've seen the tell-tale dust even on split Hickory...
  10. MasterMech

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    Get 'em all the time. Especially at work. ;hm _g
  11. Jags

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    Shhhh...don't tell Craig, but I don't get any adds (anymore).
  12. Thistle

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    What I meant was you can't prevent the beetles,but need to use caution when bringing the wood indoors.I dont store any inside the garage/shop or house from March to June,when they're most active.Especially if the wood is unsplit. In over 30 yrs I've never seen them in pieces that were split,even if the wood was green originally.My hearing's not perfect after several decades of working around machinery,but I can hear them munching quite loudly if I'm within 10 or 15 ft on certain Spring days.
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    i get some kind of beetles and the tell tale powder post piles in my splits? Not sure what they are though not saying PP beetles but definitely piles of dust in my splits.
  14. chris5150

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    I have the same problem as shoot straight with shag bark hickory. I have a tree that was taken down from my parents house and split about 4-5 years ago and has been drying since. My smaller stove box 1.8 cuft is half coals and not producing much heat when I get up at night or when I come home after work after being packed full of hickory. Last night I tossed about half a stove's worth of coals out just to get some wood burning and heat produced. I am starting to mix it in with some soft wood to see if that helps. But I can not burn this stuff straight.
  15. oldspark

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    Hickory is a very dense wood so it does not burn like a less dense wood so a mix is best, I dont burn straight oak until it gets cold and I have a good bed of coals.
  16. Woody Stover

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    Those PP beetles will attack a house?? I figured that only termites would be a threat. :mad:
  17. Thistle

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    READ my post again.No where did I state PP beetles will attack an house.I dont know about you,but I dont want them crawling around the house.I'm not a fan of any insects inside the living space,they are dealt with in the usual matter.I cant get much clearer than that in my statements.:rolleyes:
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    Wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? :)
  19. Thistle

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    No I didnt. I just dont like having to explain something that's pretty simple 14 times over & over.
  20. Woody Stover

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    Carrying them outside in a jar and finding them a comfortable home, like my wife makes me do? ;lol
    Hey, give me a little credit...stuff usually sinks in after only a dozen times. ;lol
  21. clemsonfor

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    Ok had to bring this back up. Was just in the fireplace forum and saw an add for a bunch of Japanese girls with their names and ages!!! Click to this forum to find this thread and what do I see up on the top add... the Milf add again???

    Edit: im sorry the girls were from China, I just got it again!!!
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    Say, Thistle, what do you think of bitternut compared to others? I never burned it before but had one come down this fall and got it c/s/s for 2015-16. Wondering what to expect.
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    saw it when I came on this forum again?? the milf one again.
  24. Thistle

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    Have only burned a little over the years,cant tell any dif between that & Shagbark,Shellbark or Mockernut.I can usually tell them apart if I can see the leaves or bark,wood is pretty much the same.Great stuff.
  25. Thistle

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    Dude I dont know what to tell ya....;lol I did see that one early today for the first time ever.Much different than the usual ads I see from Stihl/Husqvarna/Echo,Woodcraft Supply,Bailey's,Traditional Woodworker,Garrett Wade,Highland Hardware.Even seen a Guinness one a couple weeks back.>>

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