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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2018, 02:27:01 PM »
Hay Mr. Parker.  What is the lead time from order to delivery?

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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2018, 03:37:13 PM »
I have an interest also. i will follow along and see where this post leads
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2018, 09:34:25 PM »
Just two?  I was going to get three.   :D
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2018, 09:45:16 PM »
That is a better idea.  Send one to PAW and we will have a wide variety of climate examples.  I do like the looks of it and the time thing would save shed/floor space from not having to air dry.  If I can get away tomorrow from work I may try to go and take a look at it in ATL.  Just bad timing though.  My uncle wants my 07 Vette. . . . . .and I want his Cat 258E skid steer and Bobcat 325 mini ex. . . . .got to go swap those on Thurs.  Won't be back till Sat or Sun.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2018, 07:59:40 AM »
Just two?  I was going to get three.   :D
Perfect, I need one :)

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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2018, 11:37:10 AM »
Just right, I have been talking to mr.parker over the last couple weeks. He is very good about answering phone calls and returning messages. I was told there currently is an 8 week lead time. I spoke with him yesterday. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2018, 11:56:27 AM »
Thank you.  Yes he is.  He messaged me late last nite.  I was going to try to get off work and go see him today to pick his brain,  but that ain't gonna happen.  My only reservation is about what I have been hearing and or reading is white oak doesn't dry in this type of kiln.  I just wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth.
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2018, 12:46:10 PM »
  My only reservation is about what I have been hearing and or reading is white oak doesn't dry in this type of kiln.  I just wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2018, 06:18:46 PM »
Thank you.  Yes he is.  He messaged me late last nite.  I was going to try to get off work and go see him today to pick his brain,  but that ain't gonna happen.  My only reservation is about what I have been hearing and or reading is white oak doesn't dry in this type of kiln.  I just wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth.
That's what Jim told me when we spoke live several weeks back.  WO will dry, but not as quickly as other species.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2018, 07:58:39 PM »
White oak is always recalcitrant. 
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2018, 08:59:53 PM »
White oak is always recalcitrant.
Not to mention it just won't behave the way we wish it would when drying.   :D
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2018, 10:06:36 PM »
So with this hybrid vacuum cycle, do the boards get defects?  I thought vacuum kilns reduced or eliminated defects?  If so why is a weight system offered?  

I wish one of you guys would hurry up and get one so I can pester you with questions.   :D



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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2018, 11:15:58 PM »
Keep your panties on YH.  There is an eight week lead time and only 10 slots left for the year.  Unless the ATL show was a huge hit.  Does the Idry have a weight system or is that another one of their kilns?  Vaccupress maybe?  I tried to figure out the differences in their systems last night.  The Vaccupress is probably out of my price range.  I couldn't find figures on its price.  I figure that a dropped off plug in ready Nyle container kiln is 33K ish or so.  This Idry is 40K.  That isn't that big of a difference,  especially after I 179 it on this years taxes.  Still a lot to learn I'm sure.  I heard an ole wise man say one time. . . . . ."Always taking steps to save steps" . . . . This unit seems to me, might just fit that bill!

Steve did he mention what kind of time frame it did take for WO to dry?  Green to finish?

WDH I believe you mentioned someone on here just bought one.  Has he took delivery yet?  Even if he has I'm sure it is a learning curve and will take some time to get a review out of him.

BusySawyer,  I wouldn't waste your money on one of these.  You don't ever keep walnut long enough to dry! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)  There are worse problems than that.  But I did notice the price difference in the two different kilns you mentioned.  If You get really bored,  come on down in about 2 weeks.  We will be doing 55 acres of square bales.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2018, 07:16:30 AM »
The Woodyard is buying the demo unit at the Atlanta show. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2018, 07:25:07 AM »
Woodyard out of Concord?
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2018, 07:26:34 AM »
Yes Sir.  Rick's Forum name on here is The Woodyard.
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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2018, 07:32:40 AM »
Ya I thought so just didn't know.  That is 30 minutes from me.  Guess I know where I will be making a visit to very soon.
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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2018, 08:27:01 AM »
I asked about the vaccupress and if I remember correctly those start of at 135k and go up from there.  I've been getting rid of green walnut slabs but I'm missing out on a ton of sales not having dry lumber and slabs as well. Everything I advertise is green but a lot of people call hoping I have something dry as well. I need a kiln.
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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2018, 09:26:11 AM »
I agree Busy.  The ability to dry that quick will keep your turn around time low.  I've bout talked myself into it already.
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« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2018, 10:27:08 AM »
Also mr. Parker said they will have a bladder available for the idry in about a month. If I understand correctly  you just fill it with air to add down pressure on the stack.  Think he said it will be about 3k for the bladder.  I like the idea of being able to dry and turn over quickly. Being small and limited on space I think it will help by not having to build a large inventory and store it.
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