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Kiln done-----almost
« on: May 12, 2019, 12:33:27 PM »
  I have been working at it and set in place now. Still have to make carts and track, run wire to it. The kiln is 18' long and 6' 7" wide.  I was given doors from an old kiln, theses are what is now left.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                          I started with 3 I beams to make 2 for skids.                                                                                                                                           

I made 2x4 walls with fiberglass insulation and aluminum skin inside and out. The aluminum from tearing the kiln doors apart.

All wood was used from tearing ting apart or down even some 20' 2x4s. Did alot of the work inside until I ran out of room. So out it comes, moved it under the roof to the right.

 Sorry this pic should have been before the other.

 

The roof material was used from a green house. Found for sale a couple hours away. The roof picture is in the rain.    

 

I welded up a door to roll the carts in.

  

 After seeing the sun in it I painted the floor and the rest of the walls.

Sitting with some other sheds/buildings.So that is all, hope to get to carts this week.

             

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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 12:43:48 PM »
Beautiful job indeed.
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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 08:22:16 PM »
Thanks Gene, I need to put a curtain in also. Do you think my fans are good or should I have put them closer to the rear wall? As it is I can get in and access  the wood standing up right.

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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 10:24:16 PM »
Fans are ok
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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 06:07:48 AM »
Nice work!

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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 07:10:47 AM »
I have Kiln envy :D
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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 08:29:18 PM »
Thanks cbla, doc. I made the carts and some track for them. Wiring now.

 

 

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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 08:49:38 PM »
Loaded some wood today, about 300 ft per cart 600 total. Could put another 400 ft in I think but this was one stack. It had been around here for a while. This is about all I can push in by hand, need to do some rigging for larger loads. I also had to trim end to close door, need to make a box for stacking and stickering. All red oak but a few white pine.

 

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Re: Kiln done-----almost
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 10:01:42 PM »
nice kiln,  ;D
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