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Offline Wyatt

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hard maple
« on: January 01, 2005, 06:46:22 PM »
Just cut 2000' beautiful sugar maple with lot of sap. Cold here in WI and my DH just won't get very hot. Am I safe just putting it in without AD (as it won't AD very much anyway) as long as temp remains low for a while? I mean we're talking 70-80 degrees.? Thanks much!
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Re: hard maple
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005, 04:35:19 AM »
Sugar Maple needs to dry fast to keep bright color. Don't put more than 1000 BF per HP of dehumidifier in the chamber. I don't know what size you have but the residential dehumidifiers (and EBAC LD800's) are usually 1/6-1/8 HP so you would not want more than 150 BF per load. If you have an EBAC LD3000, keep the load under 750 BF. If you have a Nyle L50, keep it under 500BF or an L200 keep it under 2000 BF. Keep the temperature around 100F until below fiber saturation.

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Re: hard maple
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005, 09:46:27 AM »
Hi, I have air dried both hard and soft maple  and it turned out well.
Welcome to the forum. Your neighbor over on Moore Rd.
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