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Solar Kiln build
« on: June 11, 2017, 05:40:30 PM »
I got a good start on my solar kiln this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 10:57:34 PM »
Your making a portable solar kiln? That's cool, great idea. I look forward to watching this project progress
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 02:16:44 AM »
It wasn't going to be portable  until I started looking at everyone else's build.
I was also having a hard time finding a good place to put it so the kiln would
be getting max sunlight. Now I will be able to adjust it to the sun. Also being
on wheels might help with taxes. I got enough buildings.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 06:47:07 AM »
Plus you can build it at your shop.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 03:54:03 PM »
Excellent use for an old travel trailer frame and there are a lot of those around. Another plus I see is you could load it at the mill and move it to where you wanted it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
Excellent use for an old travel trailer frame and there are a lot of those around. Another plus I see is you could load it at the mill and move it to where you wanted it.

This one was not a travel trailer frame. It started is life as a floor that I had antique water pumps
bolted fast to. I could life the whole floor off my trailer when i needed the trailer for something else.
Them years later it became our DJ floor at out picnic area.

First picture is the pump floor.
Second picture is the DJ floor behind the dance floor. (very hard to see)

This whole floor is made up from scratch.

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 06:17:57 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 07:22:21 PM »
HOT 95f and I'm tired...

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 05:50:05 AM »
My projects are wearing me out.

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 06:40:20 AM »
K, I hear you about this DanG heat. Same here too already. :(

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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 07:04:10 AM »
HOT 95f and I'm tired...
Wait until you start installing the panels, and it starts acting like a hot box.  Then it will really get like an oven.  I built mine when it was snowing, and was working inside in a short sleeve shirt. :D

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 08:24:50 AM »
Watching with anticipation. k, how are you insulating the floor.

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 11:57:42 AM »
Watching with anticipation. k, how are you insulating the floor.

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 06:54:07 PM »
Working solo sure is tough...

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 04:31:50 PM »
Today's work... I'm now off to the legion.

 

 
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 06:43:42 PM »
The framing is done except for the doors.
One heck of a lot of angles.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 08:19:09 PM »
That doesn't look very big?
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 09:02:10 PM »
It's not...But it's big enough for me.
18ft tall
16ft long
6 ft wide.

Big enough for one pallet load of wood. That's my plan.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2017, 02:58:56 PM »
I like it! I just found a large, inexpensive supply of windows just like yours.
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 07:43:00 PM »
I got the inside plywood on both angled sides today.
I also got the vents in.

 

 
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