This is a somewhat extreme case comparing dry wood @ 16% moisture and wet wood @38%. 38% is just under dripping wet or like green wood that was split recently.
Just wondering, maybe thats as dry as pine will get. I've been liking burning pine for a few years now and after a year covered its at 14 or less for me.
Take a peek at the bottom of this page. Should explain why your low M/C point is where it's at. Looks very normal for your location.Just wondering, maybe thats as dry as pine will get. I've been liking burning pine for a few years now and after a year covered its at 14 or less for me.
Take a peek at the bottom of this page. Should explain why your low M/C point is where it's at. Looks very normal for your location.
You probably have much better drying environment than I do. My wood is stacked in the middle of the woods, so it doesn't get much sun or wind during the summer months. Once the leaves are off the trees, then it gets some sun and more wind, but we don't get much sun in winter around here. Plus the temps in winter are not conducive to drying either.
Wood does lose/gain moisture once it reaches that equilibrium point though. So I'm guessing this pine has been at that point for quite awhile now and it's moisture has been dependent on how humid/dry the air has been. I was actually surprised at how low it was knowing how humid our summers are and the environment at which it was stacked in over the years.
No that would have been me with our old Dutchwest 2462 that I obviously had no clue how to operate! Older and hopefully wiser now (thanks to this site) with a Jotul 500Wow neat. I dont have a meter but I was having a heck of a time using some wood that stored in a basement for 2 years. I can imagine it's not getting the same treatment as outside. I'll need to haul it out and swap with my own ( was putdown there by PO). No wonder they had many issues with record breaking creosote. I probably could contact someone about longest operating stove/ furnace with most build up world record. Man were they dumb and oblivious.
Is that on a fresh split face? I can get oak to 17 or 18 in that time period if the weather is rightI'm lucky here compared to a lot of you. I've got oak both red & white that was CSS in March - June of 2019. It's all testing below 15%. Oklahoma sun & wind helped it right along.