We here Pacific Northwest wetside are appreciative of all of the good wishes and prayers for the rains now stopping our destructive, smokes generating wild fires. Our seasonal October rains did come early. Be 7 inches of rain in 7 days by day ending today. Just right for wildfire suppression. Just enough that any woods outside not undercover will never be truly dry again until after mid-July next year.
For us here this means an 8 day sudden transition from 8-10% 80-90F humidity air; to 90-100% humidity 50-60’s F. air.
I am now using outside under cover paper grocery sacks to strip-timed burn document the combustions effects of our air humidity.
For years I have seen and experienced this in woodstoving.
In driven vehicle engines.
Then later in wood gasifier performances.
Air humidity effects are real, and significant.
Number 3 performance factor behind the base wood fuel moisture level. And gasifier hearth core section; heat bleeding out losses effects.
More later if there is an interest.