Chapter 4: Wood moisture
relations and physical properties of wood.
content is determined based on ovendry weight, so the board's initial moisture content was 25% (i.e., 2 pounds / 8 pounds).
The binders are advantageous in that they may be used to reduce press times without the addition of a catalyst, may be run with higher wood moisture
contents, and provide longer shelf life (when stored properly) when compared to the other commonly known catalyzed wood binder systems.
content is directly related to relative humidity.
content must be reduced to approximately 15 percent for maximum strength and longevity.
My wood gasification furnace is very sensitive to wood moisture
content and 15 to 25 percent is optimum--no smoke from the chimney!
This strain deformation according to Miedzialowski, Malesza, 2006) can be taken in value of 6% for the width and the height of the cross-section for wood moisture
content from) % to free saturation point W = 30%.
A wood moisture
meter costs as little as $20 at most home improvement retailers.
The wood moisture
is affected by persistent higher or lower relative humidity, which a data logger can confirm.
The review is broken into three major topics: the differences between atmospheric corrosion and corrosion of embedded metals, the dependence of the corrosion rate on wood moisture
content, and how corrosion of embedded metals affects the mechanical properties of the wood-metal connection.
The MMC220 Wood Moisture
Meter from Wagner Meters is lightweight and easy to operate.