AWood only changes its ize or shape because its moisture content has changed. So, we
know for 100 percent that the
panels were shipped at a moisture content that was not the
moisture content at your location
when you opened the container.
(A container, regardless of the
route used, will not allow mois-
ture in or out, so the moisture
will not change in shipment.)
I suspect that the moisture in
your location was too dry for the
panels. That is, the panels were
too wet for your environment or
your environment was too dry for
Note that you checked the
the wet panels, so your read-
ings would be dry. The moisture
should have been checked imme-
diately when the containers were
Unfortunately, there is no
cure for the warp at this point.
QNot an urgent ques- tion, but why are nails ometimes called by
the “penny” such as a
16 penny nail. Everyone seems to
have a slightly different answer,
so I am asking you.
ABack in the 15th Century in England, nails were sold by the amount of money it
cost to purchase “long 100” nails.
At that time, the small monetary
unit was the penny, abbreviated
by the letter “d” which had come
from the Roman coinage word
denarius. Note that 240 pennies
equaled 1 pound sterling. Also,
The moisture should have been
checked immediately when the containers
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