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Perfect Drying Conditions

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mass_burner, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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    It's 93 today, sunny, with a sustained wind of 10mph. Can't get much better than this.
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  2. NRGarrott

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    Maybe perfect drying conditions, but I just got possibly my biggest score of the year, and the conditions you just listed are sounding miserable to me.
  3. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    You are forgetting to take into account the humidity. I bet it is pretty high. When the air approaches saturation it doesn't matter how hot the ambient temp is, it can't take up much more moisture.
  4. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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    actually, wind is 19mph, humidity 68%
  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    It's been humid here, not getting below mid-50% humidity in the afternoons, but now we're getting some rare northern air and the next three days are forecast to be 80/60 with humidity way down in the 40% range. I wish I could be out there cutting today but I gotta stick my fingers in other holes in the dike. Maybe tomorrow.
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  6. Gboutdoors

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    Great day in S.E.Mass to sit on the back porch drinking wine and watching the firewood stacks dry. Also for a walk in the back yard ( woods ) marking the best dead standing to cut in the fall.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    98 degrees with heat index of 108 here at the moment. Attic thermo reading 145. Something is probably getting dry out there. But I ain't going out to see.
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  8. Joey

    Joey Feeling the Heat

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    92 degrees here in Ocean County, NJ....big storms coming later this week. Tropical storm Arthur....
  9. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Back home we actually say, "Good day on Wood!", lol.
  10. NRGarrott

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    Same here Bart, and I tried working in my attic for a bit today. Touching a metal hammer was enough to give me a burn. I'm waiting for it to cool off. I saw loudon county was calling for thunderstorms, any downed trees by you?
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It passed North of us this time.
  12. tsquini

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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    I walk outside and smell split oak in the air. Not much seasoning going on today. With the dew point at 75 and humidity at 64% it's enjoying the heat.
  13. HybridFyre

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    Yikes. Sounds like someone needs an attic fan.
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Used to have one. Didn't do any better. When I had the new roof put on last June I did full length ridge vents and continuous soffit vents. But a hundred degree day with sun beating directly down on a brown roof is gonna make it pretty hot up there.
  15. redRover

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    One easy way to cool your roof, and cut your electric bill, is to aim a sprinkler on a timer or a thermometer at your roof. The evaporative cooling of the water will cut the roof top temperature a fair bit. Worth a shot if you have the time and inclination, and cheap water (though water has a high enough specific heat that I don't think you would need overly much).

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