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Author Topic: Stacking Frozen Lumber  (Read 3903 times)

Offline apalmer

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Stacking Frozen Lumber
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:09:37 AM »
In the winter, lumber packages waiting to be stacked can be subject to freezing rain etc., which results in bundles frozen together. Does anyone out there have a practical solution for breaking the frozen boards apart?

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Re: Stacking Frozen Lumber
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 10:52:13 AM »
I do not know how to get it apart, but can the problem be avoided by stacking the green lumber directly onto stickers?  Generally, solid piling the green wood is not a good practice because of the potential for stain (not likely in frozen wood, however).  The other reasons to get it directly onto stickers would be to get it to start losing moisture by air drying and to not handle it twice.

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Re: Stacking Frozen Lumber
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 10:52:59 AM »
Good luck on the frozen lumber.  We used to solid stack green pine and CDR boards the only think that worked when unstacking was a dead blow hammer (big one).

But we never did try calcium chlorid spray, that might work or what ever they use on the raods these days.



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