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Can I dry wood too much8/11
I recently finished building a solar kiln and have my first load in. How important is it that the wood be removed as soon as it reaches the moisture content I want? (7-8%)
Or, can it be damaged if I leave it in the kiln several weeks after it is done drying? Would turning off the fans and closing vents keep the moisture content relatively stable for a few weeks once its dried?
I'm not in a huge hurry to use the wood (cherry), but don't really want to put it back under a shed and have it gain the moisture back.
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Probably little chance of over-drying, especially if you do not run the fans after the wood is dry. You can also cover the collector to stop drying.
please explain why you recamend turning the fans off. i was under the impression that fan speed/ air velocity had little affect on drying under the fsp/30%
When the fans are off, the hot air is not pushed into the load of lumber, so the wood MC remains fairly constant.