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Author Topic: Building a New Kiln - SIPs anyone?  (Read 151 times)

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Offline PA_Walnut

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Building a New Kiln - SIPs anyone?
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:14:05 am »
Apologies if this has been covered, but my 4000BF (2HP) dehumidifier kiln has arrived, so planning my build asap.
Was thinking about getting some SIPs to drop in to expedite my build and give me tighter insulation.

Anyone down this path before me? Any considerations? Thx
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Re: Building a New Kiln - SIPs anyone?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 08:13:24 am »
An SIP would be fine.  Make sure it will withstand 150 F, that it insulates as much as or more than a 2x8 insulated wall, that it is impervious to moisture- -vapor and liquid, and that it is worth the extra cost compared to DIY.  Keeping joints tight can be an issue.

SIP = structural insulated panel
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