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Offline Ianab

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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2017, 08:54:14 pm »
If the core of the wood is still wet, then moisture will still be migrating from the core to the surface. So if the fans and "heat" are off, that moisture won't be evaporating, and so the MC of the surface would increase slightly.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2017, 11:23:13 pm »
As Ianab said, the case and core have probably not equalized, so there is migration of the core moisture to the case. 
The best, least expensive, most accurate moisture meter is using the oven dry method.  It utilizes a cheap food scale and a microwave or conventional oven.   
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #142 on: August 15, 2017, 09:44:08 am »
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