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Your thoughts on using this as a kiln
« on: May 12, 2021, 11:05:48 PM »
 

 


I saw this building as being available locally.  I have read all the previous posts about the pitfalls of using uninsulated shipping containers as kilns and the obvious
importance of insulation in the kiln.  
The dimensions are 20x24 with a 10ft roll up door and on one end and a walk-through door on the other end.  It appears that the metal panels are painted on the inside and outside with 2 inches of foam between them.  I guess my primary question is whether or not you guys think it would hold up to the heat of the kiln and the corrosion of the tannins.  Thanks,
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Re: Your thoughts on using this as a kiln
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 11:12:43 PM »
So it's a big walk in.  You need to check the insulation to know for sure but likely it will not stand up to kiln temps.  Also the way those lock together and the metal sheeting on the inside won't stand up in a kiln environment.  I have a walk in, use it for dry storage, they are good for what they do, but as a kiln mine would fall apart very quickly.  
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Re: Your thoughts on using this as a kiln
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 06:49:18 AM »
Thats kinda what I was thinking.  I think Ill pass.  Thanks for the info.
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Re: Your thoughts on using this as a kiln
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 04:18:53 PM »
That would be a very large kiln by itself.  You could possibly use it and build a separate chamber inside that is your actual kiln.  The rest of the space would be storage that would probably do a good job of keeping the lumber dry.
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Re: Your thoughts on using this as a kiln
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 09:34:32 AM »
Because of the cost of energy, we can pay for 4 to 6 of insulation for the floor, roof, walls and doors.  Some folks say burning wood is free, but the grater the energy loss, the larger the burner.

I second the comment about temperature effects on styrofoam insulation.
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