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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2017, 07:07:27 AM »
Info on those poly sheets? From Home Depot? Looking real nice. ;D

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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2017, 09:04:15 AM »
I ordered them from a greenhouse supply co.,home Depot did not have the proper length.
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »
Tried to finish siding today but tired!

 

  

  

 
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2017, 06:56:50 AM »
That's nice looking.  You'll have to shoot us some pictures of the inside.
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2017, 06:58:37 AM »
I really like how that came out. Just one question. When you have a load of wood in it will the man door still open?
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« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2017, 05:21:22 PM »
Depending on the size of the load.The longer the load the less the door will open. Seemed to be the best option at the time.If I did it again I would build a custom door that opens out?
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2017, 05:56:27 PM »
you can flip it around. Just means the finish trim will be on the outside instead of inside. or the other way around
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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2017, 03:21:24 PM »
Finally exterior complete. 



  

  

 
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2017, 03:55:04 PM »
This an excellent build, top quality job! You have raised the bar in this one.

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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
Don't you think the matching barn, house and kiln is a little over the top? :)
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2017, 04:05:11 PM »
I have seen a lot of solar kilns since I worked on the first one in 1961.  This one is the best I have seen.  Congrats.
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« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2017, 07:07:05 AM »
Now he needs to turn the barn and house same as the kiln.  :D  How much variation can one have on the angle of the roof?  I'm at 32 latitude, is it beneficial for me to have a 45 degree angle or should I stick with 32-37 or so?
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« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2017, 07:20:40 AM »
I was thinking about making a shed with trailer jacks to angle it for the time if year :)
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2017, 09:41:19 AM »
Great job and fantastic looking!

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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2017, 06:09:57 AM »
Any updates on how your kiln is working?

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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2017, 04:01:45 PM »
There was a guy in sixteen acres off parker street who had a mountain of blow in insulation he was giving away for free but i cant think of the street he was on for the life of me.  Check craigslist and freecycle.. Used loose blow in has no resale value but it sure does insulate.
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2017, 08:35:24 PM »
Tried to add video of curtain in action but could not get it to post. pc_smiley


  

  

 






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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2017, 09:38:45 PM »
Wonderful.
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Re: Finally starting a Solar Kiln
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2017, 10:24:45 PM »
That kiln looks better than half the houses around here.  Great job.
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