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Title: Constructing and Operating a Small Solar-Heater Lumber Dryer

Source: Forest Products Utilization Technical Report No 7; . FPU 7, 1989; 4p.

Author(s): Bois, Paul J.

Publication Year: 1989  View PDF »

Category: Forest Products Utilization Technical Reports

Abstract: The wood hobbyist or small obtaining small amounts of custom furniture maker often has difficulty kiln-dried lumber. For these people, rapid production-type drying is not critical. Kiln drying, or further drying, is required because wood for interior use in the United States should be at a moisture content of 6 to 8 percent. Described here is a low-cost solar-heated lumber dryer, essentially free of dependency on fossil fuels for energy.

Keywords: solar drying, kilns, lumber, drying, solar kiln

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,091 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/28/2015
RITS Product ID: 74141

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