Re: hive lumber
Say what? and what other method do you know of to dehumidify. That is actually used on lumber anyway. I understand your point about making it a smaller volume of air to dehumidify and I agree with that. but it is still only dehumidifying the neighborhood. If is just a smaller neighborhood. so if that makes no difference to the wood how will it help?
Originally Posted by psfred
Okay I do know a thing or three about drying wood. ramp up the heat. and I mean just short of boiling. do not case steam to form in the wood it will destroy it. then expose it to cold air repeat. about 3 repetitions and your wood will be dry. Just in case you really want to know. moving water requires energy. heat is energy. add energy water moves. is no longer in wood. That is your physics lesson for today boys and girls.
I can dry wood in a microwave in 30 minutes or less. and that is from sunkin at the bottom of the lake to bone dry. I have done it hundreds of times.
Another method and I don't recommend it plus your wood will be far to large to consider it anyway. boil it. boiling ruptures the cells of the wood causing moisture to be released faster.
final suggestion. go to sawmillcreek.org and ask woodworkers how to handle wood.
Last edited by Daniel Y; 03-23-2013 at 06:19 AM.
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