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RobS888

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 05:51 PM



If you cut into the slab and checked the core reading, then it s a representative sample of the moisture content. Make sure to put the moisture meter probes at the center of the slabs thickness, and take several readings.

As to weather the slabs all dried the same, that may be a question of how good the air circulation is in your friends kiln. For mine I use 4 ceiling mounted attic fans so there are no dead spots in the kiln. 15% is pretty good for a slab. 12% is even better. For milled lumber I m looking for 6-8%.

- pintodeluxe


Pinto, why don’t you give him a link to your article on solar kilns.

-- I always knew gun nuts where afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.


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