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Cold damp wood bought in to house

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by mark1a, 9 Feb 2020.

  1. mark1a

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    Long story short I started to build a small bike shed just taller than the bikes from pallets last August. I managed to build the base and two walls with the easy to take off boards and stored some more. These are under a tarp so cold and I assume damp. These ones I was wondering if I was to stack in my diner away from the direct heat, would my home suffer?I would ideally like to start rebuilding in 2 weeks when got some time off. I have yet more boards to take off but these are proving harder and with weather in the south west not quick as all work is done outside.
     
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    Have you checked there actually damp or are you assuming?

    If you bring them inside make sure you have adequate ventilation to prevent condensation

    Are you using a pallet breaker?
     
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    Cheers
    I'm assuming they are damp . They are on a pallet slatted stacked with tarp over.

    I used a pallet breaker to take the easy boards off 30 or pallets. I'm now left with 7 to 9 boards that are the carcass of the pallet block pallet either compressed chip wood or actual block wood.
     
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    Oh yeah I know the buggers you mean....

    Some people punch the nails through , some use a circular or reciprocating saw , some just use brute force , whatever floats your boat!
     
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    Provided home is well ventilated should be fine.
     
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    I've been using a reciprocating saw cutting all the blocks in half on a pallet allow a week to dry in the shed/utility room then with pry bars take the blocks off the try my best to pry them apart. I found this easier than trying all when socked. If anyone has a easier method, let me know. I need to try to keep them full length as much as possible
     
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    I leave the windows open upstairs for like 4-6 hours with the back door open similar amount of time. Is that enough? I can't open the diner window as it blocked with pallets but back door is like 8ft away
     
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    Should be ok , best to dismantle while damp less risk of splitting.
     
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    Thanks once again foxhole
     
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