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Wierd condensor idea.
« on: January 03, 2007, 09:08:31 PM »
I have been studying home made kilns for a little while now and the root of all the trouble seems to be the dh or ac unit not being able to work at the higher temps. If I understand correctly, the dh or ac unit is simply providing a temperature differential so that the humidity in the air will condense so that you can remove it. If that is the case can't I just set up a system using anti-freeze through a coil, and then running it outside to recool? Obviously it would only work in the winter. Or perhaps running spring water through the coil? Our spring water is about 42 F, and we have a virtually unlimited supply. Just a wild idea. I don't know much about humidity and dew points yet. I have a plumber friend who just set up a central ac system using spring water. The water is then collected in a tank and used for irrigation.


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Re: Wierd condensor idea.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 10:44:39 PM »
part of the resoning for using DH or Air conditioners is that they create the heat needed.  Your idea would probably work, but you would need to put alot more heat into the kiln to make up for the cooling the cold coil would do. 
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Re: Wierd condensor idea.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 11:03:59 PM »
So it would require a cheap heat source like a slab fired boiler? That sounds doable. If that was the case the only electricity would be for circulators for the anti freeze and the hot water. And the labor to feed the boiler, which is needed to heat the shop anyway. And if we use the spring that is gravity and is available year round. I guess I'll have to start learnin' 'bout humidity next. pc_smiley


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