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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #120 on: July 17, 2022, 11:50:18 AM »
depends.   :) the width is across the channels and length is along the channel.  they are usually oriented top to bottom.
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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #121 on: July 17, 2022, 02:08:00 PM »
Well I'm interested to see how the panels are installed.  I read the instructions:
https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/content/files/pdf/Multi_Install.pdf

I understand the point fastening, but am not clear about joining panels together, and how the panels join at the sides and bottoms of kiln so water doesn't get in.

@etd66ss are you using the 8mm twin wall panels?https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/coverings/plastic-sheets/polycarbonate-sheets/easy-ship-2-ft-wide-twinwall-polycarbonate?returnurl=%2fcoverings%2fplastic-sheets%2fpolycarbonate-sheets%2f
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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #122 on: July 17, 2022, 04:20:34 PM »
Is this the twin wall stuff you were talking about?  If so, when it says 49.5 inches, is that the vertical, and then the width is 99"?

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I bought the 6mm twinwall Polygal Tuftex from Lowes, it measures exactly 48 x 96. Which is kind of a pain, because I framed the roof 24" on centers. When using the H-profile to join, it ads 1/2". So I need to trim every panel along its length in order for the rafters to work out at the center of each H-profile. I didn't want to buy the glazing first because I wanted to see how the kiln build went before I spent that much money, but I should have. I would have framed the rafters differently so I didn't have to trim each peice.

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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #123 on: July 17, 2022, 04:24:06 PM »
Well I'm interested to see how the panels are installed.  I read the instructions:
https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/content/files/pdf/Multi_Install.pdf

I understand the point fastening, but am not clear about joining panels together, and how the panels join at the sides and bottoms of kiln so water doesn't get in.

@etd66ss are you using the 8mm twin wall panels?https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/coverings/plastic-sheets/polycarbonate-sheets/easy-ship-2-ft-wide-twinwall-polycarbonate?returnurl=%2fcoverings%2fplastic-sheets%2fpolycarbonate-sheets%2f
From everything I have read, you do not join at the ends, only sides, and the sides run down the roof, not across. If you need 16ft lengths for the roof for example, that's what you need to order. I decided against 12ft because it was $3000 for the glazing 12ft long due to shipping being outrageous. The 8ft long was $560 for 6 pieces at a local Lowes to get me my 24ft wide kiln glazing. I had to change my design on the fly but I wasn't going to spend $3000.

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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #124 on: July 24, 2022, 04:19:21 PM »
Cleaned all the roofing tar off the second hand steel, scuffed it up and cleaned with acetone. Filled all the old holes with pop rivets and got two coats of KILZ primer on the steel.

 




 


 


 

I don't think I want to paint the whole thing black.
   

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« Reply #125 on: July 24, 2022, 04:24:06 PM »
Good progress. Thanks for the update. 

I painted the outside dark green. Absorbs heat pretty well but more attractive than black.

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« Reply #126 on: July 24, 2022, 07:47:23 PM »
Good progress. Thanks for the update.

I painted the outside dark green. Absorbs heat pretty well but more attractive than black.
So with the walls insulated, I still want to paint the outside a color that absorbs heat?

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« Reply #127 on: July 24, 2022, 08:28:29 PM »
Not essential but does add some heat to the situation.  Depends on what you want it to look like too.  I liked the green because it made the kiln blend in with the landscape. 
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« Reply #128 on: July 25, 2022, 06:53:40 AM »
It is looking very good.  remember that insulation slows the movement of heat.  so hotter outside means less of a gradient so less heat movement to the outside, so higher internal temps or more water evaporation.  I say or because if the heat is used to change water from liquid to gas, there is no increase in temp as the energy is used to do the "work" of the phase change.
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« Reply #129 on: July 31, 2022, 05:09:07 PM »
I went with a dark green:



 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #130 on: August 01, 2022, 06:14:30 PM »
does that green have a specific name, it is very classy with the black trim.
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« Reply #131 on: August 01, 2022, 06:55:13 PM »
does that green have a specific name, it is very classy with the black trim.
I just went to Home Depot and got the cheapest exterior satin base they had, Gliden. Color is a Behr paint chip called North woods.

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Re: Building my first solar kiln
« Reply #132 on: September 14, 2022, 09:00:47 AM »
@doc henderson amazing lumber stacks never cease to amaze me. Talk about precision. I'll get there one day.

Any update on the build @etd66ss ?
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« Reply #133 on: October 11, 2022, 06:13:26 AM »
Any update on the build @etd66ss ?
Yeah, I have some new pics, will post when I get a chance. 


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