Firewood moisture meters available at Vermont library near you
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermonters unsure about whether their wood is dry enough to safely burn can pick up a tool at libraries across Vermont.
Moisture meters are being rented out for free, thanks to a state grant. Along with picking up books, patrons can borrow the small hand-held device by checking it out from one of the 48 participating libraries.
Burning firewood that has not been dried properly makes it more expensive to heat a home and causes poor air quality. It can also create dangerous creosote buildup which can lead to chimney fires.
It is recommended to only burn wood with a moisture content of 20% or less.
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