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#1 posted 08-17-2017 10:45 PM

A $20 moisture meter will go a long way, especially in 1” or 2” stock. easy to buy at most big box stores or amazon. 12% is usual guidance for what you want. Avoid over 20%

Big box PT can be REAL wet. I’ve had juice running out of it from drilling a pilot hole. Very fresh PT runs about 35% or more.

Drying time will vary enormously. A high humidity climate in the shade…it might take forever. In the Mojave desert in the sun….lets just say less.

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