I am going to use 5/4 mangaris for a deck and porch I am building. I
want to use the Eb-Ty hidden fasteners with it. Spozedly the wood was
shipped kiln dried to 8-12%, but it has been sitting in a big, mostly
open warehouse for 6 months, the last 2 of which have been very rainy
(Greenville, SC). Will the wood have absorbed moisture under these
Obviously, a tester is the only way to know, but I don't have one. It
is important as it determines the spacing between the boards. With KD,
1/4" is recommended, for air dried 3/32"...Eb-Ty makes 2 different clips
to acheive those results.
Any thoughts or advice? Any recommendations on a moisture meter?