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Offline Tree Dan

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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 08:19:31 pm »
Nice looking container.
What if you straped the walls with galv. screws
Then hire a guy to spray foam the insulation in.
Then screw 3/8 plywood on the strapping for your interior walls.
I have that blue spay foam in my shop, Its spayed on the steel siding from the inside, and it works great.
Your going to have a great kiln...looking good!
Have fun.
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 07:13:36 am »
Hi Dan My plan is to paint the interior with this rust paint http://eaglecoatings.net/content/rustgrip.htm and then line the container with amvic 2" foam insulation. The base was sprayed with 4" foam.

Got the vents installed.







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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2017, 07:09:53 pm »
Did some more work on the kiln today. Mounted the box and got some electrical component installed, holes drilled (what a pain). Had to rewire the control box as the wires all came out the rear and it would not fit into the black box so I spent a couple of hours rerouteing them through the sides of the enclosure. Dug trench to lay the wire, didn't get a shot of that. did the masking and now ready to paint.





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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 05:57:21 am »
Paint went on well, used a HVLP Fuji and applied two heavy coats. I also managed to get the foam on the ceiling and walls and used some strong adhesive.





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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2017, 05:31:30 am »
Was able to finish off the kiln over the last couple of days. I just need to have the electrical hooked up by a professional. Used the tractor to mount the fans, was a tight fit, had 1/8" clearance on each side of the fan wall. Once it was all lined up, I lifted the forks till the bolts made contact with the foam to show me were to drill the holes to mount.




Pre drill the holes with a small bit, then climbed up top to finish the job. Was quite easy and fast.


Fan wall lifted to final position and held in order to secure. Used silicone doughnuts like YellowHammer used to cut down on any vibration. Finished
sealing the bolt and nuts with silicone.




The fan wall installed.


Placed the Kiln unit into the container and hooked up the electrical connections.




There is 5 tie-down rings on the floor, I am hoping that I could use these instead of putting something heavy on top of the stack, should save some space for extra wood?

Any comments or feedback, much appreciated.
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2017, 06:59:08 pm »
Looks like it could do double duty as a meat locker and butcher shop come late deer season.

Looks sharp, I am jealous.   ;D
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2017, 08:43:25 pm »
That is a quality prepared project that will serve you well.   Nothing as good as doing it yourself with a good plan and the right gear.  Good stuff.

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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2017, 08:44:57 pm »
Looks like it could do double duty as a meat locker and butcher shop come late deer season.

Looks sharp, I am jealous.   ;D

or a serious SMOKER  8)  food6
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2017, 09:59:56 pm »
That looks great. 8)  Its really coming along.

I would highly recommend installing a protective structure around the kiln unit to keep boards from falling on it or bumping it when loading since it is a front loader.  It needs to protect against loading the pallets of lumber too far in the chamber and accidently bumping the unit.  It is critical to protect the kiln from any damage or impacts because of the fragility of the refrigeration system.  In my other kiln, I assembled a sturdy metal shelving unit around the kiln to serve as a metal frame bumper.
   
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2017, 10:56:43 pm »
That's one nice kiln.

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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2017, 09:17:40 am »
Thanks for the accolades and feedback guys, YellowHammer, I will definitely weld up a cage for the kiln unit, good thinking!!

Will probably get it running sometime in Sept, had to go back to work to pay for it  ;D, just a little over budget.
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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2017, 09:19:47 pm »
Looks great, very clean set up and looks user friendly

Thanks

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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2017, 10:17:05 pm »
Wow, I like the sound of that but it must be very pricey. How about just spraying the metal down with diesel fuel ? Ha ! Or simply getting some galvanized paint ?

Not sure if anyone has heard of this but did some research and found that RUST GRIP may be the answer, can even spray it on the wood floor to protect.  http://www.spicoatings.com/products_solutions/rust_grip

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Re: 20 Open side container kiln
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2017, 10:38:03 pm »
Found this very informative research on the net. http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/pdf/corrosion_of_metals_by_wood.pdf