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« on: January 30, 2004, 11:20:00 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with the solar kiln kits offered by woodmizer? Considering buying a kit.........any input would be appreciated. :-/
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Re: solar kilns
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004, 05:44:06 PM »
I havenot built the solar klin from the woodmizer kit. But I did build a solar kiln using a plan that wood magazine has. it is for 1000 board foot capacity with materials list . Cost for the plan is $9.95 at Klin Plans Wood Magazine 1912 Grand Ave Des Moines Ia. 50309-3379. I made some changes to the plan and I also made it smaller but is a good place to get you starter with a little investment I think I can come up with a phone number for the plan it you would be interested in calling for the plans.



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Re: solar kilns
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2004, 03:44:09 AM »
I would definitely be interested in any and all plans for a solar kiln.  

Again, thanks to the PTB (Powers that be ;) ) for this section.  It was next on my list of things to research.

Fred

P.S. Anyone want to speculate on how a solar kiln would work in the tropics?  I suspect that the problem will be keeping it cool enough and not overheating - of course I am talking from total ignorance here.

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: solar kilns
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004, 02:59:47 PM »
Phone number for the plan form wood magazine is 888-636-3023. For $9.95 you will get plans for 1000 board foot kiln a copy of the article, a materials list and imformation about drying.Tell them the solar kiln plan June 1994 Issue # 70


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