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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
I just got a load of green doug fir, lots of thick splits. I resplit a 10" thick split to test moisture content. It's around 24% right now. Then, just for yuks I also picked out 3 splits, weighed and dated them. One of the splits has been placed in the shed, one in the house and one left out in the weather. I will measure them again at the end of the month to see how much weight (moisture) each has shed. I will also retest the wood for moisture content at the end of August. My expectation is that by then it will be below 20%. We'll see.


Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
if the others are 10 inch the smaller one should be no problem. in fact they should be good now if they are half the size of 10 inch. this should be a good learning exp.