1; 2; 3 … Go to page. Drying firewood naturally is not that difficult as it may appear. The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces .
Stove Help & Advice Home How to dry or season firewood. It’s important not to rush the drying process too quickly, but once a wood pile has safely reached EMC, it may be necessary (especially during humid summer months) to bring the MC down even further for a specific project. After all the time and energy you’ve put out getting your wood supply, you don’t want to lose any of it because of improper stacking. The rate at which wood dries depends upon a number of factors, the most important of which are the temperature, the dimensions of the wood, and the relative humidity. One thing people did commonly in the colonial era was bring a sizable amount of wood indoors and keep it in a woodbox in the same room as the fire. Go. Unfortunately, they kiln-dried wood that started at about 50% MC, while green red oak firewood would have been at 75% to 80% MC. That means you produce less heat and more condensates in the chimney. Go. In cases where shorter pieces are used, a drying cabinet can be used to gradually … All you will need is some perseverance, strength to cut the logs into firewood, and a place where you can keep it. They also dried the wood to 20% MC, but of course, there must have been some variation in final MC.
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Wood should be as dry as possible for burning, otherwise a lot of the heat in the firebox is used to heat up and evaporate the water in the wood.
1 of 6 Go to page. All you will need is some perseverance, strength to cut the logs into firewood, and a place where you can keep it. Nov 26, 2009 3,739 Just Outside the Blue Line. The US Forest Products Lab has a report on the kiln drying time for oak firewood. When they started the day's fire, they'd take several pieces of wood from out of the woodbox and lean it up against the hearth bricks (not in the fire, just near it). I think you are trying to speed up the drying process by attempting a low brow "kiln" by using the heat of the stove to dry out the wood. Wood is essentially a mass of tiny long tubes, or cell cavities, that run the length of the tree.
Learn from the old-timers and make good old-fashioned woodpile for drying and storing your firewood. This can be as simple as moving the lumber stack from a garage or shed into a heated basement indoors. 6; Next. Wood should be well seasoned before it is burnt. Status Not open for further replies. Tips for Properly Seasoning Firewood. Drying Wood Quickly Indoors. No matter which kind of stacking method you use for drying and storing firewood, don’t stack it directly on the dirt. Main Hearth Forums. Thread starter Battenkiller; Start date Jan 8, 2011; Forums. Drying firewood. Doing this puts the woodpile directly in contact with moisture.