Kiln drying firewood
Yesterday I loaded 2 cords of mixed hardwood into the kiln, around 3pm. Then I turned on the kiln to bring up the temperature so that the dehumidifier can start its job of drawing water from the maple, birch, ash and beech wood.
Kiln drying firewood Feb 04 2020
Today is the inaugural run of firewood through the kiln. Surely to be a learning experience along the way.
Kiln Building – loading door
The kiln building is almost complete now. With the kiln floor in place, testing of the drawbridge style loading door has been met with success in its initial testing.
Kiln Building: The Floor
After spraying the foam insulation, next up on the kiln was putting in a wood floor. Oh, we are getting so close to finishing. We started with coating the floor joists with a roofing tar to seal up all remaining cracks.
Kiln Shed: Electrical
We are back to making progress on our kiln build. With the board and batten complete, the next order of business is to upgrade the electrical panel in the workshop. The kiln equipment requires electrical needs that the original, small 4 circuit panel just did not have.
Kiln Shed: The Walls
On Mondays post I showed you the beginnings of the kiln shed. Last fall we prepared the base, no easy task getting things level, and last weekend Jim got started on the walls.