How dry is your wood ? Burning wood with too high a moisture content leads to black glass, tar deposits in chimneys, rubbish heat output, less pollution and is a total waste of money..
Properly seasoned and kiln dried wood should be no more than 20% moisture content. However, it can be hard to know what moisture content is in a log ... especially if it is at the top or bottom of a log pile.
These Valiant moisture meters run on a traffic light system of green (low moisture - perfect), Amber (ok to burn) and red (too high) and also show the percentage of moisture in your logs.
For best results, we suggest splitting the log and checking from the inside rather than the outside
These are available at Natural Heating / Attleborough for £18.50 to collect and are also available on our website to buy online
We don’t even mind if you want to bring in some samples of your wood and we’ll check it for you....