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I have just seen a force dryer in operation, its great, drys 32 cube in a couple of weeks by forcing hot air through like a hair dryer.

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I have just seen a force dryer in operation, its great, drys 32 cube in a couple of weeks by forcing hot air through like a hair dryer.

 

got a link hodge :thumbup1:

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got a link hodge :thumbup1:

 

Err it was at a local biomass company mate. They are drying logs for me so went to have a look. Its a very impressive set up.

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any pics

 

No mate, sorry. Container had a false floor, the floor is full of holes, the heat is blown in and comes through the floor and rises through all the logs and vents out the top drying logs on the way, awesome!

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big j did a video of his kiln I think it was in the milling forum

 

 

I had a bash with a small fridge body (came off a transit) it worked but was not cost effective due to not being able to get enough wood in! it did work just needs to be a bigger body off a 20 toner or artic ( I need a bigger yard to fit one in)

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its an interesting subject this, I am doing quite a lot of work with a biomass boiler install company at the moment, I am looking at making a kiln for drying both firewood for myself and milled timber for jobs. I am having a biomass boiler fitted to heat my house and a bungalow behind, if i put the kiln on i will also be able to claim RHI payments for that too :)

My kiln plan (which is in my head) is based on a woodmizer modular kiln system, but instead of using 3 phase electric heaters i am going to try and use heat exchangers run from the gasifiation boiler. a clever but cost effective electrics system to control temperature and humidity.

will make post on here when i get a bit further on with the project

PS if anyone is interested in a cost for a log gasification / chip / pellet boiler PM me.

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