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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2017, 08:28:59 pm »
Are you using a pin meter?  They do not measure above 30% MC with any accuracy, so they will seem to stay at the same value even though there is moisture loss.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 09:35:40 pm »
I have an L53 so the dynamics are similar to your L200.  I turn off my compressor and raise the temperature to 145-150 degrees.  Then I turn on the automatic fans until the temperature drops to around 120 degrees.  The fan should exhaust a fair amount of moist air.  Then I repeat the procedure.  Make sure you turn off the compressor so you don't trip the over heat switch. 
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2017, 10:29:28 pm »
Gene yes I am.

Glen I'm trying to get the inside and outside cores to equalise a bit. It's been air drying for 2 months. I'm a bit nervous to go that high yet. I will when I get it closer to done.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2017, 12:19:43 am »
Still slowly coming down. I'm getting a small amount of end checking,
Some are about 1 inch long and a 16th wide, it would be normal checking on anything else, sure hope it's not an indication of honeycomb.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 05:03:39 pm »
Face or end checkIng?
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2017, 05:17:56 pm »
Face or end checkIng?

Its end checking, face looks very nice. It is end coated.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 07:01:03 am »
End checking should be controlled well by a thick coating of Anchorseal or similar product.  The coating needs to be applied prior to the start of any end checking.  Walnut is quite prone to end checking which indeed develops into end honeycomb.  Hard to tell now how far the checks go.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2017, 04:45:05 pm »
End checking should be controlled well by a thick coating of Anchorseal or similar product.  The coating needs to be applied prior to the start of any end checking.  Walnut is quite prone to end checking which indeed develops into end honeycomb.  Hard to tell now how far the checks go.

Have another load going in about a month, that will be also encoated with anchor seal. What about also covering the end of the pile with plastic?

Also any ideas on doing a better job with 8/4 walnut. I'd like to read up on it a bit?
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2017, 06:01:18 pm »
Use two heavy coats
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 09:42:45 pm »
Use two heavy coats

What would sealing the end with plastic do?
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2017, 11:45:52 pm »
Seems like plastic would be a pain.  What would you have in mind d?
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2017, 10:02:34 am »
Just covering the ends securely. Now I'm at about 25% core and my end checks are getting a bit larger. Not too many running down the face, just on the end.

 

 

Its a bit blurry, not that way on my iPad. Not sure why it is here.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2017, 11:35:51 am »
Getting more green 8/4 today. Going to put it on sticks and put it in the barn. Its going to be 95 Tomorrow (Wednesday) should I cover it also to keep it from drying too fast?
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2017, 06:39:23 am »
Here's how I would do it, not sure of your configuration.  I would sticker it, with the stickers as close to the end of the boards as reasonably possible to arrest any end checks.  Then I would spray or slather Anchorseal on it, two coats, or as much as it will soak up.  I like spraying because it will cover the entire exposed end, and the exposed face, of the boards up to the first stickers.  Then put it under a shed, put another stack of stickered wood on top of it for weight, and surround it with other drying stacks to cut the wind down. 
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2017, 08:57:36 am »
Here's how I would do it, not sure of your configuration.  I would sticker it, with the stickers as close to the end of the boards as reasonably possible to arrest any end checks.  Then I would spray or slather Anchorseal on it, two coats, or as much as it will soak up.  I like spraying because it will cover the entire exposed end, and the exposed face, of the boards up to the first stickers.  Then put it under a shed, put another stack of stickered wood on top of it for weight, and surround it with other drying stacks to cut the wind down.

Agreed, what do you think of the end checks in the pic?

Gene I'd like your opinion on it as well.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2017, 07:57:43 pm »
Except for the large one, they appear as normal end checks that could be prevented with two coats of Anchorseal.  Two coats are essential when spraying.

The large check is a stress check from stress in the tree.
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Re: 8/4 Walnut
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2017, 08:11:20 pm »
Except for the large one, they appear as normal end checks that could be prevented with two coats of Anchorseal.  Two coats are essential when spraying.

The large check is a stress check from stress in the tree.

Okay thanks. I coated it once during air drying, I'll do it on this next load.

This next load is very nice. Here are some very nice 15'
 

 
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