Solar Kiln

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Coolidge
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Solar Kiln

Post by Coolidge » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:27 pm

I had some clear 10 mil plastic kicking around so I wrapped it around one of my pallet rack and made a roof with it to see how much heat it would create. I placed a wired thermometer probe close to the bottom of the rack and just a regular thermometer at the top, just sitting on the wood. Its kinda amazing the top of the stack gets to 140 and the bottom is 77. I did leave the "gable ends" open for airflow.

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Re: Solar Kiln

Post by RSI » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:52 pm

I wonder what would happen if you put some black plastic on the wood where the sun hit it.

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Re: Solar Kiln

Post by SlimJim » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:28 am

Or try putting the wood on pallets and closing in the gable ends to the top of the pallets allowing air to flow under the wood
Wood heat is good heat.
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Re: Solar Kiln

Post by Coolidge » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:16 pm

Took some pics today, i will try a piece of EPDM later today to see what the temps are.This wood was just C/s and delivered this past Sunday. Last photo is of work to be done, need to build some more racks.
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Re: Solar Kiln

Post by Coolidge » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:06 pm

Put a piece of EPDM over the top of the wood, put the thermometer on top of EPDM and it pinned the need too the "F"

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Re: Solar Kiln

Post by SlimJim » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:19 pm

It's not completely about the temp, 165 degrees core temp kills all the bugs, it takes less with proper air movement to quickly dry the wood with good ventilation
Wood heat is good heat.
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