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?? Stacking drying wood?
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:45:25 PM »
I was cruising the videos recently and came across a guy that was drying under clear plastic and putting a containment around the stack. Looked like he made a ring with 2x6 on edge and wedged a piece under the top to keep it tight.

Is there any merit in doing something like this? Will it help keep the boards straight ?

Will the clear plastic cover reach an even temp throughout the stack?

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Re: ?? Stacking drying wood?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 07:15:29 AM »
I think it will mold up :)
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Re: ?? Stacking drying wood?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 01:00:06 PM »
cover the top only. never block the sides.. air flow is critical :)
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Re: ?? Stacking drying wood?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 04:19:07 PM »
You have to have air flow to get the moisture out of the wood.

Maybe he's thinking of a solar kiln? But that has fans to move the air, and vents to let the moisture out.

Otherwise you have a combination sauna / mushroom farm....

If you are air drying, just cover the top to keep the rain and sun off, but let the breeze blow through the stack.

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