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Steal Doors For Solar Kiln
« on: September 10, 2006, 07:26:44 PM »
Hi this is my first time posting but been reading for some time. I was interesed in your thought on using steal entry doors to build a solar kiln. I can pickup just the doors for $2.00 and thought they would make a good kiln because they are already insulated. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Re: Steal Doors For Solar Kiln
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 08:51:20 PM »
Hi Jim - welcome to the forum!

Re steel doors for a kiln, if you dry oak it may cause the steel to rust out (unless they are stainless).  As oak dry's it produces an acid which is hard on kilns.  I don't know if solar kilns are susceptible to this, but my dehumidification kiln definitely is.

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Re: Steal Doors For Solar Kiln
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 10:03:53 PM »
To add to Scott's comments, I would think that the high humidity levels alone would be enough to cause rusting.
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Re: Steal Doors For Solar Kiln
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006, 08:39:21 AM »
Steel doors will rust quickly and are not very well insulated anyway.

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