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Re: l53
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2016, 09:04:35 AM »
Here's a suggestion, or at least something to watch out for.  Since the intake and the exhaust are several feet off the ground, since the unit is on the pedestal stand, the lower levels of the stack of lumber will not get the airflow as the area in the immediate proximity of the intake.  So there is a tendency to get a dead air spot directly under the unit, where the base of the stand is located, and blocks airflow.  Visualize the airflow loop between the intake return and exhaust fans, and the bottom of the lumber stack gets short circuited and the air has no reason to pass through. So I cut a rectangular opening through the bottom sheet metal of the unit, under the evaporator, and placed a range top mesh filter over the hole to make another intake.  The suction air can now come through the face of the unit as well as the bottom of the unit and stand, and suck out the dead spot.

Adding another intake return opening will also increase the airflow over the evaporator, by reducing the pressure drop, and increase the moisture removal capacity of the unit a little bit.




 
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« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2016, 09:05:15 AM »
I also have the power vent with the crank that closes the vent on the inside of the kiln.  I use 1" foam insulation and insert it into the outside sleeve of the vent.  It gives a tight fit when I am doing the sterilization cycle.  It will be especially helpful when the temperatures turn cooler. 
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« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2016, 08:25:32 PM »
Joey,

Following up on what Yellowhammer said about cutting an opening in the bottom of the unit to allow even drying on the bottom layers, I, too, followed his advice and it greatly improved the efficiency of the unit.  I got about a 20% increase in water removal, and the consistency of the moisture contents of the layers from top to bottom significantly improved.  Here are a couple of pics of the mod I made on my L53.

First pic is looking up from the bottom of the table that the L53 unit sits on.  I cut about a 12" x 12" square opening in the table bottom, and a corresponding sized opening in the sheet metal in the bottom of the unit directly below the evaporator.  The size opening was determined by the size of the range hood mesh filter.

 

 

The second pic is looking at the front of the unit with the front mesh filter removed.  You can see the new opening with the range hood mesh filter directly below the evaporator. 

 

 

I used a simple wooden frame to attach the filter to the bottom of the L53 unit.  Works like a charm.   
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« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2016, 06:04:14 AM »
I'll have to take a look at doing that with my 53, Danny does the weigh of the wood holds the filter in place?
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« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2016, 07:17:01 AM »
Ricky,

No.  There is a rabbet, like on a picture frame, that the filter sits in. 
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« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2016, 07:44:14 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I did test unit out this weekend and everything checked out good except for my power vent when it turned off the luvers didn't close I had to bump housing to make them close.I looked at home center to find some seals for the doors but wasn't satisfied with what I found so I'm going to order seals from nyle. I'm planning to go to the kiln operater class at nc state in October if anyone is interested in going I would share travel cost looks like it's a 9 hour trip for me.
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