kiln drying trivia
This was found on the Hogan's Hardwoods website. It is interesting but raises some questions for me. e.g. how can wood have a 120% moisture content? Would that mean more water than wood? And: kiln dried in 24 hours seems like asking for the wood to curl. But, wadda I know?
Kiln Drying Trivia
When drying a 107,500 board foot kiln charge of Southern Yellow Pine from 120 percent to 15 percent moisture content, 317,125 pounds of water is removed. This is the equivalent of 692 55-gallion drums or 38,060 gallons of water. It will release enough water from the lumber to provide 15-gallon shower for 2,538 people and still leave 5,4240 gallons of water in the lumber. This is in a high temperature dry kiln, and the drying operation is completed within 24 hours.
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