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Drying in a green house7/14
I just bought a warehouse, that has a new greenhouse outside. It's quite large, with translucent plastic on the roof and sides. The sides can be rolled up.
I'm purchasing about 1000 BF of freshly cut red oak, tomorrow, and I'd like to dry it in the greenhouse. I've kept a digital gauge in there, for the past month, and temps will get up to 120 F, with a relative humidity reading as low as 20%. At night, the temp goes back between 70 to 80 degrees, and the RH jumps significantly (above 60%)
I'm fine with this lumber, anywhere under 10% moisture content.
Do I air dry it first, before putting in the greenhouse? If so, at what MC do I move it into the greenhouse? Would it be a mistake to sticker it green, directly in the greenhouse now, to avoid moving it? (hand move).
Should I put a box fan or two in there, to move the air?
There are no plants in the greenhouse.
Oh, I should point out, I'm in mid/upper Wisconsin.
And the floor of the greenhouse has a wide cement pad down the middle, with gravel on the sides.
Ok, I guess what I'm going to do, is simply sticker the red oak, in the greenhouse, and just monitor the MC. I won't put a box fan in there, unless for some reason I notice the humidity going up, during the day.
I'll plan on it being in there at least 120 days, since it's green now.
Plenty of info in the knowledge base, it's a bit more complicated.