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Electric Kiln Question
« on: November 13, 2011, 10:15:02 PM »
I know it is very expensive to operate but can anyone tell me if it is possible to build a ki;n put of a well insulated box 12 x7x7 using an electric heater? would this work for a one time use and if so what would I need to build it?

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Re: Electric Kiln Question
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 02:08:51 PM »
I would think that a baseboard heater would last for a few loads. In fact, the case would get ugly fast but the fin tube might last a long time. How many watts do you need? That would really depend on what you are drying and how long you want to spend.

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Re: Electric Kiln Question
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 06:28:34 PM »
see my for sale ad for electric kilns
James Mills,Lovely wife,collect old tools,vacuuming fool,36 bdft/hr,oak paper cutter,ebonic yooper rapper nauga seller, Blue Ox? its not fast, 2 cat family, LT70,edger, 375 bd ft/hr, we like Bob,free heat,no oil 12 years,big splitter, baked stuffed lobster, still cuttin the logs dere IAM

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Re: Electric Kiln Question
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 07:29:39 PM »
Home electrical appliances are not going to stand up to the environment of a kiln...why not go solar amd save some bucks?
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Re: Electric Kiln Question
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 08:33:57 PM »
I allready have the insulated box and I am just wanting to dry some pine siding right now. I can only use it in the winter so solar would not work. I only plan to do 2 loads for now. I was going to use a 4500 watt 220 volt heater and perhaps 4 household box fans. what type of control would I need to vent out the moisture and where can I get it?  Any idea what temp I should run this at and how long it would take for 4/4 pine?    Thanks  Steve

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Re: Electric Kiln Question
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 06:24:17 PM »
again  take a look at my ad

they have the heaters controllers fans and vents and cheap
James Mills,Lovely wife,collect old tools,vacuuming fool,36 bdft/hr,oak paper cutter,ebonic yooper rapper nauga seller, Blue Ox? its not fast, 2 cat family, LT70,edger, 375 bd ft/hr, we like Bob,free heat,no oil 12 years,big splitter, baked stuffed lobster, still cuttin the logs dere IAM


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