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Wood Moisture Information

Don't let your money go up in smoke

Why Burn Dry Wood?

  • More efficient
  • Save time and money
  • Less creosote build-up
  • Less stove maintenance
  • Better for the air

Signs of Dry Wood:

  • Cracked and checkered ends
  • Light weight for its size
  • Hollow sound when knocked together
  • Moisture Meter reading of 20% or less

Signs You're Burning Wet Wood:

  • Dirty stove windows
  • Smoldering fires
  • Smoke exiting the chimney

Moisture Levels:

  • Living trees - up to 60%
  • Standing dead - up to 50%
  • Dry wood - less than 20%

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Buying Dry Wood:

Seasoning Firewood:

  1. Cut logs to length
  2. Split at least twice
  3. Neatly stack pieces
  4. Leave room for air flow
  5. Cover or store in an open air wood shed
  6. Let dry for at least 6 of the warmer months
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