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Re: pecan in kiln
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 04:56:30 PM »
I like the idea of a little access door to re-set the little red button :).  Good one, RJ.
Should be able to install some piano hinges and maybe a magnite to keep it closed. 
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Re: pecan in kiln
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 08:25:18 PM »
The best thing is to not run the temp up too high and trip it in the first place ;D
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Re: pecan in kiln
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 04:40:03 AM »
The best thing is to not run the temp up too high and trip it in the first place ;D.
True, I've been lucky so far and not had to do it yet!
Talked to Stan yesterday and I'm going to run temp up to 145-150 for a couple days and then cool it down and cut compressor back on and see what happens.
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Re: pecan in kiln
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 08:26:06 AM »
If you do get temporary condensation on a meter whensed inside the kiln, you will see that the meter will read 12% MC or similar value right AFTER you leave the kiln with the needles not stuck into a piece of wood. At he end  drying, the dew point in the kiln is low enough that the risk of condensation is small.  It is at high moistures when this is an issue.

This condensation is also why some people report that drying slows or stops during drying...their MC reading is the issue.

The kiln samples are removed from the kiln, and not entire pieces of wood.
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