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Offline Mhaaland

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Kiln chamber size
« on: August 15, 2021, 07:26:30 PM »
Im looking at getting the Wood Mizer KD150.  I see they give chamber size for 12 long package sizes but Id like to be able to dry 15 long slabs.  
Does anyone know if there is a minimum and maximum square footage should for the chamber to have the KD150 to work efficiently?

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Re: Kiln chamber size
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 07:47:40 PM »
You should be fine with a longer chamber but you'll need some additional fans, and it will take longer to heat the extra volume.  I've been running a 45' chamber with an L200 for 18 years.  It has 6 fans and sometimes I have to add a fan to circulate air to the ends of the chambers to keep the temps consistent from end to end.  You shouldn't need to do that with a 16' - 18' chamber though.

I'd go slightly overboard in insulating it so as to help keep the energy costs from climbing too high.
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