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    Kiln Build . . .

    Finished building a kiln in the shop for 'enhanced drying' of the red oak lumber we milled back in August.

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    I pray this works, no breakdown of equipment. This morning the inside kiln temp was 86コ while the shop and outside temp were considerably lower.

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    I'm not sure how long it will take to dry sufficiently, hoping it's 3 - 4 months. That beats the 6 months per half inch I found with research on the web (inch and a half lumber would take a year and a half).
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    Marlin, I'm curious as to what unit that is you are using. I considered doing this myself many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Finished building a kiln in the shop for 'enhanced drying' of the red oak lumber we milled back in August.
    I pray this works, no breakdown of equipment. This morning the inside kiln temp was 86コ while the shop and outside temp were considerably lower.
    I'm not sure how long it will take to dry sufficiently, hoping it's 3 - 4 months. That beats the 6 months per half inch I found with research on the web (inch and a half lumber would take a year and a half).
    3 - 4 months would make it just in time for spring time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichBaxter View Post
    Marlin, I'm curious as to what unit that is you are using. I considered doing this myself many years ago.

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    This is the one, bought via Amazon for $195. You might want to look for one capable of draining out the back thru a hose fitting. One I considered has a built in pump that would pump the water up to a height of 10'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    3 - 4 months would make it just in time for spring time.
    Indeed . . . I'm looking forward to starting a build in the spring. I'm thinking a farmhouse table . . . something like this.

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    Good luck! I hope it works for you. My experience didn't turn out so well. I ruined a new pretty good dehumidifier in a little more than 2 years. I was maintaining about 150 bf of dried wood and drying another 150 bf at a time. Home dehumidifiers aren't made to run in an acidic environment. My unit will still run but it doesn't dehumidify anymore. For the amount of wood I did it would have been about the same cost to have it done professionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPol View Post
    Good luck! I hope it works for you. My experience didn't turn out so well. I ruined a new pretty good dehumidifier in a little more than 2 years. I was maintaining about 150 bf of dried wood and drying another 150 bf at a time. Home dehumidifiers aren't made to run in an acidic environment. My unit will still run but it doesn't dehumidify anymore. For the amount of wood I did it would have been about the same cost to have it done professionally.
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    RonPol ~ Sounds like your compressor went out. Having never done this before I have a 'wait and see attitude'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Finished building a kiln in the shop for 'enhanced drying' of the red oak lumber we milled back in August.

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    I pray this works, no breakdown of equipment. This morning the inside kiln temp was 86コ while the shop and outside temp were considerably lower.

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    I'm not sure how long it will take to dry sufficiently, hoping it's 3 - 4 months. That beats the 6 months per half inch I found with research on the web (inch and a half lumber would take a year and a half).
    I think it may be much quicker than you think depending on lumber thickness and the kiln capacity. The combination of some heat and dehumidification can draw moisture out pretty quickly, in fact it could be too quickly and you would get a lot of checking.

    There are a bunch of drying tables on the internet showing maximum safe moisture withdrawal. Also some operating instructions for similar kilns. The US Forest Service had a demo kiln at the Richmond Sawmill and Logging show this spring and the staff said they had to learn how to use it. They used sample boards and weighed them to determine moisture loss but of course you can use a meter. Weighing is the most precise but you lose a little bit of board each time you check the moisture. Pin meters are pretty good but poke holes in the wood and you need an average of multiple readings to get a true number. Surface meters are less precise but no holes and are somewhat quicker.

    I think you will be very successful with your kiln but there may be a learning curve. One issue the US FS demo kiln had was making sure they got a good seal on the doors. A very small air leak can have a large impact. Since they instrumented the heck out of their kiln for test purposes, you could see a big jump in interior humidity when a door slightly warped and a very small air leak developed.

    You may have already seen this: https://cf-store.widencdn.net/widnr/...5XONOBVWWOA65A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Finished building a kiln in the shop for 'enhanced drying' of the red oak lumber we milled back in August.

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    I pray this works, no breakdown of equipment. This morning the inside kiln temp was 86コ while the shop and outside temp were considerably lower.

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    I'm not sure how long it will take to dry sufficiently, hoping it's 3 - 4 months. That beats the 6 months per half inch I found with research on the web (inch and a half lumber would take a year and a half).
    I used to do wood working if you paint the ends of the boards they won't dry out as fast and not split to much, ends always dry quicker than the rest of the boards. That's why the lumber you buy has painted ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driveshaft View Post
    I used to do wood working if you paint the ends of the boards they won't dry out as fast and not split to much, ends always dry quicker than the rest of the boards. That's why the lumber you buy has painted ends.

    Hmm . . . I knew that and forgot about it. Looks like I have some painting to do this weekend.


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