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Firewood moisture meters available at Vermont library near you

Moisture meters can be rented out for free at Vermont libraries
Moisture meters can be rented out for free at Vermont libraries(WSAW)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 6:13 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 9:53 AM EDT
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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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