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Author Topic: When can I remove Stickers  (Read 584 times)

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When can I remove Stickers
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:10:34 AM »
 8)I have a barn full of lumber and slabs that is dry having been previously dried out of doors for two+ years. When can I feel safe in removing the stickers in order to consolidate these stacks and make more room? :o
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Re: When can I remove Stickers
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 10:52:15 AM »
How long ha it been inside? I usually drop to 3/8 driers after about 6 months in side just to be safe.

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Re: When can I remove Stickers
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 11:29:39 PM »
When the wood is down to ambient moisture (12-15%).  Do you have a moisture meter? If you flat stack the wood, you cannot keep it outside where it can get rained on or condensation can occur.
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Re: When can I remove Stickers
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 01:41:50 AM »
When the wood is down to ambient moisture (12-15%).  Do you have a moisture meter? If you flat stack the wood, you cannot keep it outside where it can get rained on or condensation can occur.
12% I can see.  I would be a bit nervous at 15%.  Is it really ok at 15%?

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Re: When can I remove Stickers
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 02:05:24 AM »
12% I can see.  I would be a bit nervous at 15%.  Is it really ok at 15%?


Fungus won't grow if the MC is below about 20%. EMC where I live is about 14%, so I wouldn't have any worries about flat stacking at 15%. If your climate is a bit drier, then leave it a bit longer to be safe and complete the drying. 
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