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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #380 on: November 08, 2019, 08:12:23 PM »
Anyone got an idea what their ROI is going to be minus your time of course which isn't free, but would be hard to account for?
If your time is free, I'll take 25 years worth.
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #381 on: November 08, 2019, 09:16:15 PM »
somewhere in this post are some numbers. My numbers are a bit different as I purchased the kiln last year before they raised the prices. 
My time I know, as it is a minimum of 4 hrs to change a load in the kiln, and that isussually 2 of us.  If it is a lot of cookies then it is even more time, 6hrs
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #382 on: November 12, 2019, 09:24:17 AM »
ROI. . . .two years at the current pace.  Stephen,  my kiln did the same thing with the drain.  But it was after 6 loads or so.  So now I take a blower and blow it out after every load.
If you are enjoying what you are doing,  is it still work?

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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #383 on: November 12, 2019, 09:39:23 AM »
ROI. . . .two years at the current pace.  Stephen,  my kiln did the same thing with the drain.  But it was after 6 loads or so.  So now I take a blower and blow it out after every load.
JR - I take it the solenoid is open when you do that? I think I will be 4 years to pay off the kiln. I am in a rental industrial unit. 
I had to buy a new drain pump yesterday as the float was all gumbed up with what I think is pine sap, in the water from inside the kiln. I have soaking in varsol now to see if it frees up the float. Then I will have a spare. It has a 2 year garauntee, but I do not feell right trying to have it  replaced all gumbed up. ;D
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #384 on: November 19, 2019, 11:08:02 AM »
Stephen,  No when mine stopped up it was from all the saw dust that ends up on the floor that gets washed into the drain.  Took it all apart and just washed it out the clear it.  Then started to blow the saw dust out the door in between charges.  Everything is working.  
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Re: Vacutherm iDry input
« Reply #385 on: November 20, 2019, 11:43:37 AM »
We get the "how much do people charge?" question a lot, so we put a calculator on our website based on what we hear customers charging for drying services. Operating costs are $100-120/week by the way. 

Here's the link: https://idrywood.com
Scroll down the page a bit. 

Haven't been on here in a while.  Hope you're all doing well.

Jim


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