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New moisture meter

Post in 'The Gear' started by weatherguy, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I know Dennis is'nt a big proponent of mm's but being the curious guy I am I had to get one.
    I cut two cords of oak two years ago and split them a little smaller in the hope I could burn it this year, sure enough I tested a few pieces and they're all around 20%, I split some maple and ash at the end of last winter that I wanted this shoulder season and that all tested 18-21%, I thought it might be lower but its good enough, the rest of the wood Im using this year is 2-3 years seasoned, Ill test it once I can get to it.
    I tested some oak rounds I split yesterday that were in rounds over a year and they were near 30%, I split some hemlock I cut over the summer and has been sitting in rounds since was 25%, good for shoulder season next year.The wettest wood I have is some just split birch, 35%

    heres the MM I bought at Lowes

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  2. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    WHat does one of those bad boys cost?
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Nice to be sure about your assumptions, isn't it?
  4. thetooth

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    I bought the same one from Amazon . Its pretty durable and accurate .
  5. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    ha, I guess that why I bought it, I think this one costs $29.
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    About $20
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