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Author Topic: Building my first dehumidifier kiln.  (Read 2060 times)

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Offline Bryce

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Building my first dehumidifier kiln.
« on: October 08, 2010, 09:40:17 PM »
I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, I sell walnut, cherry, quarter cut white oak, etc . I totally enjoy the buisness and love buying logs from many different sources having them sawed and then taking them to a local kiln and having the lumber dried.
My kiln operator is a great guy, extremely knowlegeable, been drying for 40 + years, he is getting near hanging up the hat, So I am soon going to loose my #1 guy. His kiln is also 40 + years old and home built, likely the cats ass in its day in my parts but there are more efficient units these days.
Im doing some serious thoughts about getting a Nyle l-200, Im just wondering I sell alot of 2"x 20" + wide walnut and cherry, as well as 1/4 cut white oak, in 6/4 and sometimes 8/4,  will the Nyle dry these lumbers down to my required 8%.
Is everybody that has purchased one happy with its results, Im thinking if I do get one I would look at a reefer trailer as a chamber, please send all input that you can and any ideas, I will apprecitate all aswers. I have a limited budget but do want to do it right the first time.
Thanks
Bryce

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Re: Building my first dehumidifier kiln.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 12:36:09 PM »
Bryce,

I have never operated a DH kiln but I have certainly been around them. We have built control systems for them. I do believe they will dry what you want to do. Also, you can find one for sale here http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,46262.0.html
Horselogger could also give you some idea of how hard it may be to dry that quartersawn white oak.

Den


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