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I have a wood burning fireplace. How much moisture should the wood have? and what can I do if it's too moist?

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There should be >20% moisure on the wood. If it's too moist, it needs to be seasoned (getting rid of the etxra moisture). The most common way this is done is just by waiting for it to dry out, but now-a-days people are using kiln ovens.

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