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Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel posted 09-14-2009 02:26 AM 1007 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2009 02:26 AM

Is there a way to estimate moisture content of wood without a meter?

-- James -

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 02:30 AM

Here’s one way

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 02:36 AM

Thanks Jim.

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 04:58 AM

Without a meter you could dry a small representative sample in an oven at 250-300 for several
hours and compare weights. I’ve done this and don’t recommend it as the wife gets a little


-- Phil

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 05:07 AM

just get a moisture meter, and not one of those cheapo ones, get a good one with pins and you will use it the rest of your life.just my 2 cents have fun and be safe.

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 05:08 AM

nice link Jim…thank you

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