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Old 06-04-2020, 01:16 PM   #31
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Handheld moisture meter. I use a General Tools MMD4E Digital Moisture Meter that I picked up on Amazon for less than $30, Home Depot has them too.
I don't know about "ideal" but everything I've read says anything less than 20% is OK to burn. A lot of mine is getting to the 15% range.
My Shirley doesn't use large amounts of wood for the typical cooks I do. I bought a couple of plastic milk crates from HD and keep them filled with splits and stored in the garage to be sure I always have dry wood to cook with. A 5-6 hour cook uses less than one crate so I'm always ahead.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:39 PM   #32
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The framing is all 2x6 PT Pine. Side walls and underlayment of the metal roof are all PT Decking (cheaper than the 1x6 I was going to use), the floor is leftover Trex decking from a dock we put in last year. Roof is corrugated metal roofing. Joist and Truss hangers are galvanized and all Screws used as fasteners are Stainless, except the roof which are galvanized roofing screws with rubber washers.

We got about 4+" of rain here yesterday and I checked this AM and the front course of wood was completely dry.
Thanks! Any pics of the build or a build thread somewhere?
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:19 PM   #33
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Thanks! Any pics of the build or a build thread somewhere?
No, but I used the ideas I found at this link and adapted to my needs:https://myoutdoorplans.com/shed/firewood-shed-plans/ I made mine 7'6" wide overall x 3' deep and used 2x6 framing instead of 2x4. Adapted the foundation to the peers you see instead of concrete blocks. All SS fasteners instead of galvanized. Its probably overbuilt......but it isn't going to fall down either.

Here's another photo from the side view....sorry, still upside down.
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:00 PM   #34
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Handheld moisture meter. I use a General Tools MMD4E Digital Moisture Meter that I picked up on Amazon for less than $30, Home Depot has them too.
I don't know about "ideal" but everything I've read says anything less than 20% is OK to burn. A lot of mine is getting to the 15% range.
My Shirley doesn't use large amounts of wood for the typical cooks I do. I bought a couple of plastic milk crates from HD and keep them filled with splits and stored in the garage to be sure I always have dry wood to cook with. A 5-6 hour cook uses less than one crate so I'm always ahead.
Just bought that very one of Amazon. Will be in my hands tomorrow. I've got some walls in the house I'd like to check as well so it will come in handy. Thanks for the recommendation!
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