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    Author(s): Thomas W. Popham; Rodney C. DeGroot; Ronald W. Howe
    Date: 1978
    Source: Res. Note SO-242. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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    Front doors and door frames in 175 new houses with slab-on-ground foundations were examined for moisture and decay problems in three Mississippi counties that border the Gulf of Mexico during summer 1973. Defects were often the result of building techniques of particular developers. No special problem was detected that would cause frames or doors to have excessively high moisture contents. The lengths of roof overhang in front of the doorway generally did not significantly affect the moisture content of wood at the base of either the door or the door casing.

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    Popham, Thomas W.; DeGroot, Rodney C.; Howe, Ronald W. 1978. Wood Performance in Doorways of Single-Family Houses. Res. Note SO-242. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

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