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Author Topic: Drying Pine 2"×4"s in my KD150  (Read 189 times)

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Drying Pine 2"×4"s in my KD150
« on: July 06, 2021, 08:56:47 AM »
I'm going to be drying some pine 2 x4"s in my KD150. I am noticing some mold on them setting around in my shop prior to drying in the kiln.Can I spray them with Bora care prior to going in the kiln? It's kind of pricey so I didn't want to waste it. I had the KD in a not so good chamber and I'm starting all over again trying to get things right from the ground up because my previous results were terrible.

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Re: Drying Pine 2"×4"s in my KD150
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2021, 09:14:37 AM »

If you can't put it in the kiln get fans blowing through the stickered pile to get the surface moisture of it. That will prevent mold and blue stain.
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Re: Drying Pine 2"×4"s in my KD150
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2021, 09:28:56 AM »
As long as you don’t overload the kiln and you set the dry bulb and the wet bulb so that the compressor runs 100% of the time, the mold will be killed by the drying and you do not need to spray the lumber. In my L53 (which I believe is the same as the WM KD150), from green or air dried pine, I set the dry bulb at 120° and the wet bulb at 75° with a load of 400 bf and let her rip. 
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