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Coating green slash asphalt and wax prevent dryingAuthor(s): Harry E. Schimke; Ronald H. Dougherty
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-143. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionDry logging slash has been successfully kept dry for later burning by spraying it with asphalt and wax emulsions. The same treatments were tried on green slash. Tests made by applying SS-1 grade asphalt emulsion and a lumber wax on green slash showed that these protective coatings prevented the slash from drying satisfactorily.
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CitationSchimke, Harry E.; Dougherty, Ronald H. 1967. Coating green slash asphalt and wax prevent drying. Res. Note PSW-RN-143. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p
KeywordsSlash (green), ignitability, moisture content, coatings (protective), asphalt, wax (lumber)
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