|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 03-12-2010 10:43 PM||1337 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-12-2010 10:43 PM
I picked up a small batch of beetle-kill, Lodgepole Pine, yesterday, from the mill that logs and saws it.
My moisture meter calls it 10%.
My understanding is that there is an Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) for every given temp and humidity level.
From calculators like this one, it seems that my 64*F basement, sitting at 40% relative humidity, would—over time—create an EMC of 7.8%—NOT far from the current 10%.
That … to me … seems close enough that there’s just about no reason to let it sit in my shop for a week or two, no? Particularly since I want to build a gift for my nephew who lives in a dry, temperate part of Southern California, where they DO NOT have a whole-house humidifier.
What say ye??
Thanks much … as always :-)
-- -- Neil