Rainier Hydraulics - Manufacturer of the Chomper....Simply the best way to process firewood

MANUFACTURER OF THE "CHOMPER" FIREWOOD PROCESSOR
P.O. Box 748, Rainier, Oregon 97048
Phone: (503) 556-9136 - Fax: (503) 556-0552
Toll Free: (800) 457-9136 - Email: sales@chomper.net

 

FIREWOOD SEASONING STUDY

A comparative study of drying time between conventionally sawn and split firewood and sheared and split firewood (Chomper wood).

The chart below shows the differences in the number of days for each species to reach the same dryness (percentage of moisture loss by weight).

SW = Conventionally sawn and split firewood

CW = Sheared and split firewood (Chomper wood)

SPECIES

DRYING DAYS

 

CW

SW

CW

SW

CW

SW

CW

SW

Douglas Fir

15

20

30

45

45

105

60

160+

Western Alder

15

30

30

53

45

78

60

150

Western Maple

15

22

30

42

45

60

60

105

Red Oak

15

20

30

48

45

90

60

130

White Oak

15

18

30

52

45

97

60

160+

Black Oak

15

20

30

43

45

110

60

160+

Cherry

15

18

30

36

45

55

60

90

White Birch

15

16

30

33

45

53

60

75

Red Maple

15

17

30

40

45

90

60

120

Average

15

20

30

44

45

82

60

127+

Note: The table above shows conventionally sawn and split firewood processed from nine species of wood took an average of 127 plus days to reach the same dryness (moisture content) that Chomper processed wood achieved in 60 days. Chomper processed wood can be sold as seasoned wood much sooner than conventionally processed wood thereby increasing your profits.

Note: The samples for each species were taken from the same log, two 16" lengths sawn and two 16" lengths sheared. These blocks were then quartered making a total of sixteen pieces for each species. The initial moisture content and characteristics of the sample pieces were the same so test results could be accurately compared.

Tests were performed in 1987-1988 and were sponsored by a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE).

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MANUFACTURER OF THE "CHOMPER" FIREWOOD PROCESSOR
P.O. Box 748, Rainier, Oregon 97048
Phone: (503) 556-9136 - Fax: (503) 556-0552
Toll Free: (800) 457-9136 - Email: sales@chomper.net
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