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Author Topic: moisture for cedar to be stacked?  (Read 319 times)

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Offline Rebeldad1

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moisture for cedar to be stacked?
« on: August 14, 2021, 01:13:58 PM »
Would like to know what the moisture reading should 

be to stack cedar boards without stickers?

Thanks!!!

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Re: moisture for cedar to be stacked?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 03:14:30 PM »
With Western Red Cedar, less than 15% mc has worked for me.
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Re: moisture for cedar to be stacked?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 08:54:52 PM »
I'd like to piggy back on here - I had the same question about white pine. Do you think any wood would pretty much be dead stackable at 15%


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Re: moisture for cedar to be stacked?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 10:20:41 PM »
Yes, at that point, it would be fine.  Remember that many kiln dried studs are only dried to 15%, and many areas of the country only air dry to about that anyway, generally 13% to 15%.
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Re: moisture for cedar to be stacked?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 10:33:13 PM »
Under about 19% mould and fungus can't grow on the wood, so 15% will be safe. The closer you get to equilibrium the better, but locally that's about 14% anyway. 

If you are dead stacking, make 100% sure water can't get at it. If water drips into a dead stack it can't get out quickly, and then bad things happen. 
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