Wet Wood is a Waste: How to Test Your Firewood with a Moisture Meter





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Feb 7, 2013

NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on.

Shorter version: http://youtu.be/eWXwYS8hugg

EPA offers tips on how to properly use a moisture meter to test firewood before using in a wood-burning stove or fireplace. Wet wood can create excessive smoke which is wasted fuel. Burning dry, seasoned firewood with a moisture content of 20% or less can save money and help reduce harmful air pollution- indoors and out. Moisture meters that allow you to test the moisture level in wood are available in all sizes and can cost as little as $20.

For more information about the correct way to burn wood, go to http://www.epa.gov/burnwise
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/
We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/
Disclaimer: The U.S. Government does not promote or endorse any non-Government or commercial content appearing on this page.


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...