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Forum topic by Al Killian posted 08-09-2009 02:08 AM 879 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Al Killian

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08-09-2009 02:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource milling

I have around 900 bft of Larch that is around 30% at present. We stacked it with 3/4” thick stickers every 18” and left 2” between each board in the rows. The bottom of the stack starts with two 8” post w/ stickers on them. We put plastic down to keep the moister from coming up thru the concrete. Then we built a 2×4 frame and put 8 mil plastic or it. There is a box fan in there on low and a small eletric heater which is holding at around 100 at present. We put in two 1/2” drain tubes for water. How long do you think it will take for this to gewt down to 12%? Most of it is is 8/4 some is 5/4,4/4.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 02:52 AM

A general rule is a year an inch for well done air dry . It will depend on you temperature and humidity.

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