Moisture Content Levels
What about wood? When the moisture content of wood reaches 20%, the wood still looks and feels dry. At 20% moisture content dry rot can begin to grow. Dry rot is a fungus that can affect the wood in buildings.
Dry rot got its name in the days of wooden sailing ships. After a long season in the water, ships and boats were put into storage, dry dock, for the winter. As the wooden ships dried out in storage the wood would dry out and start to crumble and fall apart. The workers claimed that the decay was a result of “dry rot”, while in fact the wood was decayed before the ship was put into storage because the moisture content levels had reached more than 20% for an extended period of time while the boat was in the water. Wood doesn’t appear or feel wet until its moisture content nears 30%. So by just looking or touching, you can’t tell if wood is wet or not.
What You Can Feel
It Takes More Than A Feeling
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