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Bulk Barn Conversion to a lumber Kiln
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:59:38 AM »
Pardon my ignorance on the subject, but I was wondering if anyone has attempted to convert a bulk barn to a dehumidification kiln?  I have access to several old Tobacco Bulk barns that are not being used for farming anymore and was looking to purchase a Nyle L200 and make that work for me instead of buying a shipping container and have to insulate it as well as do a bunch of cutting on the exterior to make vents and what not.  I've done a search on the subject matter but it did not make it much past the same question I am asking.  I am hoping someone with a great deal of experience has done this before so I can leave very little to the imagination since I am pretty dangerous when I start using mine.  Anyhow, thanks for your time!

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Re: Bulk Barn Conversion to a lumber Kiln
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 09:05:54 PM »
The kiln chamber has to be sized to the unit.  Also, the chamber needs to be well insulated to save energy $ and make the system efficient.  You could construct a chamber inside the bulk barn, but I doubt that the bulk barn will be suitable as a kiln chamber. 
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Re: Bulk Barn Conversion to a lumber Kiln
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 10:17:05 PM »
The inside of a barn would be a great place to build a kiln or two.
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