[Greenbuilding] firewood moisture content - a question for Norbert perhaps

RT archilogic at yahoo.ca
Mon Dec 12 09:39:56 PST 2011


On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:51:07 -0500, Corwyn <corwyn at midcoast.com> wrote:

> On 12/11/2011 9:56 PM, Reuben Deumling wrote:
>>
>> Put more succinctly, what is the penalty for having firewood that is not
>> quite dry?


I would be more concerned about potential creosote formation/accumulation  
 from burning wood at 25% MC than I would be about the reduction in heat  
output.

The following table in a timber eng text (and attributed to source  
Canadian Wood Council) listing typical equilibrium moisture contents (EMC)  
in Canada, for the We(s)t Coast might be a good guide for wood-burners

		Average		Winter		Summer
		EMC			EMC			EMC
Indoors			10-11			8			12
Outdoors	15-16			18			13




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