Tips On Keeping Your Firewood Dry

Having problems keeping your firewood dry? Not to worry. Pearson Fuels sell products that might be able to help and we also have some top tips. Keeping your firewood dry can be hard, as there is moisture everywhere! It’s even harder to keep your firewood wood dry if the only place you can keep it is outside.

You need to ensure you have a suitable space and time to dry your logs. Logs can take between 12 to 18 months to dry completely for burning, so having patience and planning is key.

The first step to a completely dry log is to prepare the logs for stacking. They should be split until they are 10cm in diameter or less, the thinner they are the faster they dry but they burn a lot quicker, any thicker than 10cm will slow down the drying process. Your choice of storage is important and you will need to purchase a log store. It should be covered at the top (a roof) with open sides. This will let air get to your wood to speed up the drying process. You will also want to avoid placing your wood store against any buildings, as this can halt the drying process.

Try not to worry about the store being outside. Whether the sun is shining or it’s throwing it down with rain, exposure to the natural elements will help your logs dry faster.

Want to know how you’ll know when your firewood is dry? The easiest method is to use a moisture metre. A moisture metre has steel pins that you insert into the wood to obtain a reading of the moisture contained inside the log.

We at Pearson Fuels have created a log store for a good price! Built with a roof and sides to make the stacking of your logs easier. If you’re in need of wood stores, already dry wood, smokeless coal or even accessories for your coal jobs, we have it all! Contact us today, we’d love to hear from you!

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