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Posted on How long before I can start using this Ash?

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 08:00 PM

The 1 year per 1” of thickness rule-of-thumb is a poor one. It depends on the climate, temperature, and most importantly, humidity. In Georgia, 4/4 ash will air dry to 12% in 6 months or slightly less covered outside with good airflow. If you are in the Great White North where it stays frozen for 6 months, maybe 1 year is right. How do I know? Experience and a good moisture meter does not lie.

A basement is a poor place to air dry wood unless you like mold and mildew in your basement.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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