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  1. Hi All, Sorry if I have missed a conversation on this topic. Who of you will try to do the import declaration of logs using the CHIEF software? Or are you opting for freight forwarders to do it? I'm just thinking I can't be that hard to declare it yourself if only importing logs... What is the cost of the Software? and if anybody has set it up...was it pretty easy? Thank you for your help! All the best and Happy xmas Sophia
  2. Well, I did but the starnge thing is that humidity meter just shows 18% in the outer circle where the green mould is growning. And in the middle of the log is only 14%...hmmm Anyway I have put the stock outside in an double ended barn and hopefully the wind will stop any further mould from developing.
  3. Thanks for your replies. I will do the humidity test. If wood is wet, I will have to bring it up with the supplier... Thanks again
  4. Hi Guys, A while ago I was in this forum asking if kiln dried oak could be too dry...Ironically some of our beautiful kiln dried crates has started to develop green mould on the logs (see photo!), I'm devastated as I can not sell crates to clients like this! I think it started when some bulilders wanted to be nice and air-proofed one side of the barn where we are storing the crates. The barn is still open one side, however I made them take away the panels they set up to get the airflow again. I know the kiln dried wood would equalise and regain humidity but I didn't expect it to start mould!!! I have put the worst affected crates outside in a "2 side fully opened" barn (still protected from the rain... I have started to brush the crates but afraid the spores will contaminate other crates...and I can't start brushing every log in the stacked crates neither.... Is there anything that can stop the mould from developing more? Know I have looked into more storage solutions and have seen the kiln dried wood is best to place inside...in a warm place? Don't have that available I'm afraid... so hopefully somebody can give me advise. Maybe you know an old trick based on vinegar I can spray the crates with? Please let me know if you have an idea! Many Thanks!!
  5. Thanks so much everyone for your input! I'm so happy my oak crates are "too" dry and not too wet!! I don't need to be stressed out about this anymore! Cheers every one! Take care until next time
  6. Thanks for your reply, my stress level just dropped a bit I was so happy thought that I had "the best quality logs" to offer then I got this feedback from a client (a pub, so they obviously have experience with the logs they buy...) saying they burn too quickly!? Maybe they prefer wetter wood that burns longer but doesn't kick out that much heat? Also, the "experts" claim moisture should be between 15%-20%, so this is why I went to the conclusion my logs are too dry and need re moisture!? more feed back is very welcome! Thanks
  7. Thanks, Steve, good to know about the customers . Yes, I just set up the business...and with this mild weather sales are not great. I don't know if that is a general trend...But Hopefully people will start order soon and will be pleased with or "dry " oak logs. Cheers
  8. Thanks for your reply, my stress level just dropped a bit I was so happy thought that I had "the best quality logs" to offer then I got this feedback from a client (a pub, so they obviously have experience with the logs they buy...) saying they burn too quickly!? Maybe they prefer wetter wood that burns longer but doesn't kick out that much heat? Also, the "experts" claim moisture should be between 15%-20%, so this is why I went to the conclusion my logs are too dry and need re moisture!? more feed back is very welcome! Thanks
  9. Hi ! I have set up a business selling kilndried oak wood that comes in 1m3 crates. We are very happy with the looks and content until a client said the logs burns too quickly...I have measured the moisture content which is between 10-13%, too low for the perfect burn range. They are stored on an open but rain tight barn... Can please someone give me a suggestion on how to re-moisture these crates in best and easiest way. I can't starting mixing the crates with seasoned logs as this is too much of a mission. Can I spray the crates with water? But the under layers won't get re-moistured...also would this risk to mould the wood? Or will the logs automatically pick up the air-moisture now once the autumn arrives? Please do help me as I don't want to loose any more clients and this business means a lot to me! All the best, Sophia

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