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The science behind forced log drying

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I don't disagree all though not sure I can't get it down to 15%? Especially in the sized material I will end up with.
 
I have the shed space to store 600 tons but it's the opportunity cost of that space which gets expensive!
Agreed. I don't think kiln dried is noticeably better than properly air dried firewood. Yes you can achieve a lower % but in day to day use in a domestic burner do you really notice it? I'd say no.

As OP has said it is space and speed where it excels. I did run a kiln for firewood and it's was very efficient in terms of usage of space. I used to have 2-3 weeks worth of stock stored and kept that topped up with log fresh from the kiln. It was essentially 'just in time manufacturing' where you are only producing what you will need/sell in the immediate period to reduce overheads/inventory costs. Perhaps if you are rurally based it is less if an issue but in South and southeast where commercial rents are so high it can be a good option.

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