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Shame-out of wood. Stay dry clay to dry wood?  RSS feed

 
Bill McGee
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Shame on me. Out of seasoned wood. Still cold in Connecticut. Hoping NOAA is correct and we'll have a warm spring. (just watching the news, last year on this date was 83 f. I remember finding the window AC's and getting them staged for instillation.

Anyway, I'm low on wood. Maybe 12 days of 30 f supply left. Half of this fell at the end of Oct with hurricane Sandy. (At 30 f I go thru 2 five gal buckets per day). So it's seasoned 4.5 months. It's silver maple split in December. Not covered

Today I brought it into walk-in basement and put a fan on it to help dry it.

My idea! Use clay cat litter poured in a bin to dry the wood. It's pure clay, no additives.
I notice it dessicates cat feces. Will 2 days in clay work?

 
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Okay, I have a 100 lb of clay mixed around the firewood. To make it a real experiment I would need a moisture meter or to weigh before/after. I'm doing neither, just subjective observation

If I used an ohm meter is their a calculation to convert it to moisture?
 
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