Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Homemade Firewood Kiln Pictures/links: Operation Firewood Kiln Drying Heat Treating


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firewoodkiln.com's Container Kiln Basics



Woodweb.com's Converting a Shipping Container into a Kiln

allthingsfirewood: http://allthingsfirewood.com DRY KILN PARTS (converting shipping container

DRY KILNS CAN BE MADE FROM TWO CARPORT KITS ATTACHED TOGETHER 8' X 40" LONG, 20' TO 40" SHIPPING CONTAINERS, A GARAGE OR POLE BARN. THEN SPRAYED WITH URETHANE INSULATION DON'T FORGET TO INSULATE THE FLOOR TOO. (FINANCING AVAILABLE)



INSIDE OF THE KILN

THE KILN CAN REACH 180 DEGREES PLUS WHEN IT IS -40 OUTSIDE, IT STILL WILL NOT MELT THE SNOW ON TOP. ACTUALY FILLING THE KILN IS IMPORTANT YOU NEED TO FORCE THE AIR THROUGH THE WOOD, NOT JUST SUROUND THE WOOD WITH HOT AIR. KILN BASKETS SHOULD FILL INSIDE OF THE CONTAINER. I USE URATHANE INSOLUTION TO SEAL AND INSULATE THE CONTAINER.





A PREWIRED CONTROL BOX WITH RECORDER. IT COMES WIRED WITH A LOUVERED EXHAUST FAN AND DAMPER TO ADD MAKEUP AIR THRU THE HEAT EXCHANGER. OTHER CONTROLED EQUIPMENT PLUGS INTO THE OUTLET THAT MATCHES. ie. THE STOVE BLOWERS, CIRCULATION BLOWERS,DAMPERS, WATERSTOVE AND CIRCULATOR PUMPS ECT.




SMALL STOVE FOR HOT AIR KILN. THE BIGGER THE BETTER IS WHAT I'VE FOUND. THIS ONE NEEDS MORE WOOD EVERY TWO HOURS. WATER STOVES ARE SLOWER BUT REQUIRE LESS ATTENTION AND CAN'T START A FIRE.


A TWISTER KILN BASKET $800.00 EACH. OR 10 FOR $7000.00


DRY KILN COMPONENTS

TEMPERATURE RECORDER---SINGLE POINT ----------- ONE NEEDED PER KILN-------$408.00

TEMPERATURE PROBE----------------------------------------------- ONE NEEDED PER KILN------$67.85

TEMPERATURE PROBE EXTENSION CABEL------10 FEET LONG CAN BE LENGTHENED WITH ANY WIRE
-----------------$42.95

TEST THERMOMETER---------------------------------------------1 NEEDED---------------------------$14.00

REPLACEMENT PENS FOR RECORDER -----------------------------6 PENS--------------------$40.90

REFILL CHARTS FOR RECORDER------------------------------------60 PCS.---------------------$27.75

EXHAUST FAN FOR 20' OR 40' CONTAINERS------------------WITH LOOVERS---------$149.40

THERMOSTAT FOR HOT AIR KILN -------------------------------------------------------------------$160.00

AQUASTAT FOR HOT WATER KILN -----------------------------------------------------------------$160.00

HUMIDISTAT FOR LUMBER KILN --1 PER ONLY NEEDED FOR DRYING LUMBER------$67.85

WATER CIRCULATION PUMP FOR 20' CONTAINER -----------------------------------------$430.00

WATER CIRCULATION PUMP FOR 40' CONTAINER -----------------------------------------$220.00

HOT WATER RADATER FOR 20' CONTAINER 240000 BTU-1 FOR 20' CONTAINER----$1704.00
USE 2 FOR A 40' CONTAINER
280000 BTU---------------------------------------$1872.00
300000 BTU---------------------------------------$2053.00
360000 BTU---------------------------------------$2410.00

OTHER THINGS YOU NEED


1/2 MILLION BTU OUTDOOR FURNACE.
PLUMBING
KILN BASKETS

PLANS TO CONVERT A STORAGE CONTAINER AND 4 HRS. TECH. PHONE SUPPORT.
$300.00.

PHONE SUPPORT PER. HOUR $40.00 TRUBLE SHOOTING FIRST 10 MINUTES IS FREE
NEED A PART NOT LISTED CALL ME.

CONTACT YOUR STATE USDA OFFICE FOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE STARTING
YOUR KILN. ALTHOUGH STANDERS ARE SUPOSED TO BE NATIONIAL THEY ARE OFTEN
SOMEWHAT AT THE WIME OF THE LOCAL INSPECTER.






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