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Re: My kiln is not cycling air as expected
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2020, 12:03:47 AM »
You need some method of removal no the moisture from the air in the kiln.  Venting is how we do that.  So, modify your design and add a flat, horizontal, baffle running full length, located at the bottom of the fans running toward the back wall.  Leave about an 18 space from the edge of the baffle and the back wall.  

What will happen is that this will restrict some of the air flow circulating through the pile and up to the fans.  With this restriction, the vents will work well.  To reduce venting, as you often want very very little, the doors you described are essential.
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Re: My kiln is not cycling air as expected
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2020, 06:29:18 PM »
Thank you!!  This is perfect feedback and an easy thing for me to do.  I'll send along a few photos / updates when I implement this fix.


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