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Big J   

You could build one yourself - it's quite easy and cheap too. About £1000-1500 sets up a kiln that will dry 250 cubic foot in a go for a cost of about £2 a cubic foot in electricity.

 

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You could build one yourself - it's quite easy and cheap too. About £1000-1500 sets up a kiln that will dry 250 cubic foot in a go for a cost of about £2 a cubic foot in electricity.

 

Jonathan

 

I would love to see a kiln set up for £1000

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Big J   
I would love to see a kiln set up for £1000

 

Mine comes in at around that:

 

18ft insulated container - £500

Vent Axia heat recovery unit - £290 (second hand)

2.5kw of heaters - £60, or thereabouts

Carpet drying snail fan - £50 (second hand)

Wiring - about £50 I would imagine, but I bartered with a neighbour to do it.

Hygrometer (remote) - £25, so that you can monitor temperature and humidity

Plug in thermostat to control heaters - £20

 

Total - £995.

 

Takes 250 cubic foot on average, costs about £400 a cycle in electricty and produces £8000 of kilned timber per run.

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