How to keep your logs dry when it rains
As soon as you think about logs, you immediately begin to reminisce about the cold winter nights because you know firelogs come in handy when you do not want to make use of the heaters. Or you may think about the amazing bonfire lit evenings you have spent with your friends. But you know what is the thing with these logs? They get better with age and; thus, they can be equated with wine. The sole reason behind this proposition is that with time the wood can burn better and this whole procedure is known as seasoning.
There are two types of moisture that are present in a piece of log. First is bound water which is held in the cells of the wood that is freshly cut into logs and free water which is situated between the spaces of the wood fibre. While freshwater tends to dry off easily, it takes a lot of time for the bound water to go away since it is so properly encrusted in the cells.
If the wood that you are making use of is well seasoned – or dried off - then it would serve to be a better heat source or provide a good source of illumination. However, if that is not the case you might be signing up for a fire hazard which I think is extremely unnecessary; thus, it is of extreme importance for you keep your logs dry.
In the know that rain may take over in some time, you must take precautionary measures which are going to help the outdoor log storage stay safe from any amount of water from seeping in. Thus, it would be the best for you to cover the stack of wood from the top but make sure that you do not cover it from the sides because this is going to keep the bound water from evaporation.
Also, no matter what season it is – it is the best for the logs to be placed in outdoor storage because they need to be exposed to air time and time again – if they are going to be placed in a closed structure then it is going to become slightly troublesome. Thus, you must choose the location of placing the logs very carefully. It would be wise if you do not place them under trees because the trees may drip water after it rains and spoil the logs furthermore.
Nonetheless, whatever location it is that you choose – it will be roofed as mentioned above but that does not mean that you are going to place the logs extremely close to one another because this is going to impede on the air circulation. Also, if the logs are placed close to a wall – they need not be completely against the wall for it may result in termites.
Now that you have some tips at your hand which could serve to be useful when you are stocking the logs, then what are you afraid of? Get, set, go!