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New iDRY
« on: November 15, 2019, 03:20:43 PM »
I've been waiting,,, a bit impatiently I might add.

Our new iDRY Standard was loaded at the factory last Friday, 11/8, and estimated delivery Monday, 11/11. His truck broke down in Cleveland and had two deliveries before getting to our place. The truck is repaired, the two deliveries have been made and if the sky doesn't fall, we should see it at 9:00 am tomorrow morning. I feel bad for the trucker, 4 days of down time doesn't buy many beans.

I'll get some pictures of the off-loading and the install this weekend. I should have everything set up for the electrician on Monday morning. Looking forward to getting it going. 
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 07:34:08 PM »
I think that youíll really enjoy having it
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 10:10:54 AM »
I've been waiting,,, a bit impatiently I might add.

Our new iDRY Standard was loaded at the factory last Friday, 11/8, and estimated delivery Monday, 11/11. His truck broke down in Cleveland and had two deliveries before getting to our place. The truck is repaired, the two deliveries have been made and if the sky doesn't fall, we should see it at 9:00 am tomorrow morning. I feel bad for the trucker, 4 days of down time doesn't buy many beans.

I'll get some pictures of the off-loading and the install this weekend. I should have everything set up for the electrician on Monday morning. Looking forward to getting it going.
Did that arrive?
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 11:56:20 PM »
I hope it arrived safely and you are setting it up.  Look forward to hearing your stories.

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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 03:18:30 PM »
Well it's finally here, showed up Saturday morning. Trucker had to replace a front axle in Cleveland, ouch.



Had plenty of equipment, it's off the truck.
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 03:19:51 PM »

In to the shop with it.

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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 04:43:34 PM »
Congratulations.  Please keep pics and updates coming!
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 04:46:39 PM »

Sliding in using equipment skates. 
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 04:48:27 PM »

Almost there. That's one pooped out fella.
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 04:50:39 PM »

The idry has landed. Leveled to drain and the rail system and dolly are set. Not a bad Saturday.
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 05:08:20 PM »

The electrician was right on time today. The new 60 amp circuit installed and the kiln is powered up. I put the recirc system together this weekend and that's all connected as well.

We're currently going through a dry run. Vacuum system and recirc worked flawlessly to the required set point, fan and heat are cooking along. Will start loading some silver maple and ash of our own tomorrow night for the maiden voyage. 

Seems like a very well built unit. I frequently deal with some very high end water and waste water treatment equipment and I can say that this thing appears to be well made with a simple interface. Now it's time to put it to work. 
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JD 4520 w/FEL
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 06:57:48 PM »
What? Itís got handprints on it already!  Itís too pretty for that.

It looks nice! 
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 07:18:37 PM »

The idry has landed. Leveled to drain and the rail system and dolly are set. Not a bad Saturday.
Looks great ,congratulations!
One thing I learned was not to much slope for the drain. The idea is for the water to cover the floor of the kiln as it moves to the back corner. 
Are you going to track the drain water out of the kiln?
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 07:42:09 PM »
Tim I'm going to make a trip up to your place this weekend and have a look at this 8)
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2019, 10:54:38 AM »
What? Itís got handprints on it already!  Itís too pretty for that.

It looks nice!
I know, the dust drove me crazy. Right after this pic we mixed a totty to celebrate and wiped it down,,,now I'm better. ;D
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2019, 11:03:21 AM »

The idry has landed. Leveled to drain and the rail system and dolly are set. Not a bad Saturday.
Looks great ,congratulations!
One thing I learned was not to much slope for the drain. The idea is for the water to cover the floor of the kiln as it moves to the back corner.
Are you going to track the drain water out of the kiln?
Thanks. I think I've got a pretty gradual slope to it, but I'll keep an eye on that. I hadn't planned on keeping track of the drain water. Is there a benefit?
We're going to start loading it this evening. I have silver maple and ash that is all air dried from 9-13 moisture, so this first load is not going to take very long. My biggest issue is going to be the stacking. It's all relatively short and odd shaped stuff that we've saved for CNC work and is of less value. The challenge will be the baffeling. Should make for an interesting pic when I get the jigsaw puzzle put together. 
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JD 4520 w/FEL
lots of support equipment and not enough time

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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2019, 11:11:38 AM »
Tim I'm going to make a trip up to your place this weekend and have a look at this 8)
Ken, That would be great but I may be out of town. Give me call
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2019, 12:12:19 PM »

Sounds like my typical stack thus far.  ;D I can't seem to do enough stuff all the same size and wind up with a stacking nightmare. But you may find that if you have a six pack available when you are loading, after a few different options are exhausted and the six pack is diminished, you start to be a little less picky and the stack gets done. :D
 Seriously, this is a beautiful piece of equipment ad I am very jealous indeed. I just wish we had one in our area. I wish you all the best with it. I bet that load drys in no time at all.
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2019, 05:46:55 PM »

The idry has landed. Leveled to drain and the rail system and dolly are set. Not a bad Saturday.
Looks great ,congratulations!
One thing I learned was not to much slope for the drain. The idea is for the water to cover the floor of the kiln as it moves to the back corner.
Are you going to track the drain water out of the kiln?
Thanks. I think I've got a pretty gradual slope to it, but I'll keep an eye on that. I hadn't planned on keeping track of the drain water. Is there a benefit?
We're going to start loading it this evening. I have silver maple and ash that is all air dried from 9-13 moisture, so this first load is not going to take very long. My biggest issue is going to be the stacking. It's all relatively short and odd shaped stuff that we've saved for CNC work and is of less value. The challenge will be the baffeling. Should make for an interesting pic when I get the jigsaw puzzle put together.
@boonesyard , did you get your first load in the i-dry?
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Re: New iDRY
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2019, 12:07:30 PM »

The idry has landed. Leveled to drain and the rail system and dolly are set. Not a bad Saturday.
Looks great ,congratulations!
One thing I learned was not to much slope for the drain. The idea is for the water to cover the floor of the kiln as it moves to the back corner.
Are you going to track the drain water out of the kiln?
Thanks. I think I've got a pretty gradual slope to it, but I'll keep an eye on that. I hadn't planned on keeping track of the drain water. Is there a benefit?
We're going to start loading it this evening. I have silver maple and ash that is all air dried from 9-13 moisture, so this first load is not going to take very long. My biggest issue is going to be the stacking. It's all relatively short and odd shaped stuff that we've saved for CNC work and is of less value. The challenge will be the baffeling. Should make for an interesting pic when I get the jigsaw puzzle put together.
@boonesyard , did you get your first load in the i-dry?
We did. We loaded a mixture of our own stuff that had been air dried with mc's between 10-13%. It was a mix of 4/4 and 8/4 which included ash, silver maple, elm and a little black walnut. We had it on high power for 3 days, pulled it Saturday night and everything tested between 5.8-8%. This is the first load before it was baffled.
This is the second load, went in on Sunday evening. As you can see, different thicknesses and species. MCs varied from 20-40%. We are running this load at low power for the first week, then we'll see how it's doing.
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JD 4520 w/FEL
lots of support equipment and not enough time

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