Question about Moisture readings

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Dunedinite

New Member
Jan 5, 2022
2
New Zealand
So I've have alot 4x4 pine blocks sitting outside , not covered but stacked on pallets as it's ment to be summer where I live now.

They've been cut and stacked for about 3 months no top cover but we have had rain on and off . I've recently made a shed with open sides and put them in there .

So about a week later I split a few open and they read 30% on the split face . I went back 2 or 3 hours later and they all read 20% .

So my question is as I'm abit confused is did the pine act as a sponge from the rain and ramp the Moisture reading up ? Or is it normal for wood to immediately dry that fast ?
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
^^That.

Also, if they are square blocks stacked (flat surface on flat surface), it won't dry very well as compared to split rounds