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Solar kiln wanna be.
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:25:45 AM »
I have an 8ft. wide x 16ft tank. It used to be to haul or store hot oil in for asphalt. It isnt much good for anything so thought I might build a floor in it and stack lumber in it to dry. Any thoughts? Harold

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Re: Solar kiln wanna be.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 01:25:13 PM »
I guess I should add painting it black and putting in a small fan to get rid of moisture. How hot should a kiln get? Harold

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Re: Solar kiln wanna be.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 08:32:56 AM »
  I knew a guy who had a walk in attic that he dried some wood in. He had vents on each end for some air.                                                                                                                                                                     I have 3 tanks made into sheds, with dirt on the top. I just sawed the door on one side and welded hinges the cut the other 3 sides. Dropped 3' planks across the bottom for a floor. If I was putting wood on the floor I would run a 4x4 down the center. I welded shelves in mine both sides.

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Re: Solar kiln wanna be.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 12:46:23 PM »
This is an ironic thread since I recently started one very similar. I would love to see how it works for you. Especially since I want to do same thing.

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Re: Solar kiln wanna be.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 10:12:23 PM »
Yes, Crusaris most of my questions were answered in your post. Looks like they really enjoyed themselves anyway. :D


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