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« on: October 13, 2010, 09:07:03 pm »

If your rocks have cracks in them the freeze thaw cycle will make the cracks bigger or make larger pieces into smaller pieces. Most solid rocks have no problems weathering out a winter. It is the water getting into the cracks and freezing that does the damage, so if you are worried about it you could tarp them or put a roof over them to keep the water off of them. I have lots of rocks outside all winter, some turn into tumbling rough, some do just fine.
I find  my rocks cut better during the winter than they do during the summer, so I do the majority of my cutting during the winter, Also less maintenance problems with the saws during the winter.
I also  have more free time during the winter to cut with so it works well for me.

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