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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #300 on: April 17, 2019, 07:28:20 AM »
PA I love your style!  I so wanted to do that on several occasions!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #301 on: April 21, 2019, 10:49:54 PM »
Can you dry up to 6x6x8ft 
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #302 on: April 21, 2019, 11:50:54 PM »
I would dry it. I would like to see how long it takes. 
Can you dry up to 6x6x8ft


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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #303 on: April 21, 2019, 11:55:58 PM »
According to DH kilns it falls into the same category as pine.
So what time frame would it take to dry, and at what cost.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #304 on: April 22, 2019, 08:07:32 AM »
Hi
For timbers that thick, the drying is very slow. It would take months in the kiln. It would better to air dry it down to about 20% and then put it in the kiln for finishing and sterilization. 
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #305 on: April 29, 2019, 08:32:42 PM »
Syrup season is over and cleaned up.I  am going to move lumber to my klin from the bush. I will bring some timbers down and put them in when I have room, and see how long they take. 
I am looking at metal baskets to fill with firewood. i think there is a market for kiln dried firewood.
Who uses thier kilns for firewood?
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #306 on: May 03, 2019, 06:38:18 AM »
I had a large amount of ants and dirt in the last load of 34" walnut slabs, so much so, tha the drain hole in the rear of kiln became clogged. I opened the kiln after 9 days to check the load and a huge amount of water was draining out the front door, and out of the kiln. Since then I have re-plumbed the drain on the kiln with a pan and a pump.
In the mean time when I pulled out the load after a total of 12 days I found a small amount of a white fungi on the walnut around 1 of the cavities that had dirt in it. I have brushed it off and vacuumed it off but a small amount remains. 
I'd like to wipe it off with some bleach but I am afraid the bleach will stain the walnut.
Any ideas?
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #307 on: May 04, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »


The day of off loading and setting.  Got it fired up this week and a load has been in there for 4 days now.  At full temp around 160 ish.  Can't wait to see the progress.

Stephen,  maybe some of that house wash stuff for the fungus among your walnut?
If you are enjoying what you are doing,  is it still work?

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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #308 on: May 05, 2019, 08:39:03 AM »

Stephen,  maybe some of that house wash stuff for the fungus among your walnut?

I'll give that a try. 
I will also see if extra strength vinegar will work
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #309 on: May 05, 2019, 10:04:28 AM »
Let me know how that turns out.  Going to open my kiln today to check progress.
If you are enjoying what you are doing,  is it still work?


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