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Started the kiln
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:44:11 PM »
I had sawn this stuff a week or two ago, 2x10 outside edge, 1 1/2x6 joists (16" OC), 1x4 flooring diagonal.  Going to nail some 2x4 leger boards on under the 1 1/2x6's. Got some 3x3 posts sawn for the corners and going to lag bolt them to the base and the sides to them.

 

 
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Re: Started the kiln
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 12:23:26 AM »
Looking good so far, keep us posted. :)

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Re: Started the kiln
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 09:32:59 AM »
Definitely keep us posted with lots of pics  ;D
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Re: Started the kiln
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 06:04:15 PM »
Looks like a long span for having four posts...one at each corner.  Better would be six, with the two extra halfway down.  Otherwise, move the corner posts in about three feet from each end.
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Re: Started the kiln
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 09:51:53 PM »
Why are you worried about the walls moving? The big back wall is aluminum with a 3" foam core like a stand alone cooler/ freezer. The rest will be wood with appropriate framing unless we find some more panels.
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Re: Started the kiln
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 08:21:44 AM »
The combination of heat, moisture and time are structural challenges.  Better to over-build than to see a problem develop.  The kiln is part of your system for producing quality lumber.  Like a tire that is under inflated when you want get on the road, a problem in the kiln is a problem!

You can build it how ever you choose.  Gene just picked up on the span and mentioned it.  I can see where the weight of green lumber and heat will be forces to be reckoned with. 


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