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Re: Portable solar kiln in progress.
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2016, 06:45:29 PM »
Thanks YH.

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Re: Portable solar kiln in progress.
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 10:46:27 AM »
Delawhere Jack,

Any learnings or reflections after having your portable solar kiln for a couple years ?  I am considering doing something similar with a 12ft skid steer trailer.

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Re: Portable solar kiln in progress.
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 04:30:26 PM »
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Re: Portable solar kiln in progress.
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 01:54:54 PM »
Painting or staining the exterior walls a dark color will help, because of solar heating, evaporate any water inside the walls.

When driving down the road, a small air leak and/or fluttering of the roof will result in a little more fluttering and then more and then finally the roof panels fly off.  So, maybe a tarp when driving that goes over the roof and is nailed down especially in the front of the trailer would be a good idea to minimize the risk.
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Re: Portable solar kiln in progress.
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 03:15:57 PM »
^^ what he said ^^
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2019, 07:34:07 PM »
@Delawhere Jack folks are talking in front of your back. We want to know how this came out, really.
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