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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2017, 07:31:49 pm »
Is that a paddle wheel for a stern wheeler in the foreground of the picture?  Or a waterwheel?
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2017, 08:30:37 pm »
Is that a paddle wheel for a stern wheeler in the foreground of the picture?  Or a waterwheel?

Water wheel...

My brother bought a 4 story factory that was at one time a large bakery.
It came with all the baking equipment.  We had to clean it all out to make
room for textile machines. One item was a large pizza oven. It was 18 feet
wide. When I seen that I said that's not going to the junkyard. The oven was
on the 4th floor so I cut the ends off it and rolled them to the elevator. They
just fit and it was a very large elevator. I took the two ends home and made
a water wheel out of it. I was going to mount a getset on the top of it but
never got the time. It works great until it ices up. I made it in 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2017, 07:34:58 am »
Nice to find that many doors that match.  You never cease to amaze me at what you can come up with.

It looks like my best bet will be the corrugated polycarbonate stuff they sell at the big orange or the big blue place.  I'm just not enthusiastic about using it.  Or paying for it.

Do you have a mr seconds or something similar by you? The one by me has tons of windows very similar to those that were either ordered and never picked up or ordered wrong. they are usually pretty reasonable. what you spend on windows you would save on replacing polycarbonate panels.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2017, 02:19:52 pm »
Good tip.  I'll check around.  I don't know the life span of the polycarbonate panels but it's got to be pretty short.  It is the last thing I'll get done, so I have some time to look.  I've seen plenty of windows, but trying to incorporate a bunch of small windows just doesn't appeal to me.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #84 on: July 11, 2017, 02:25:00 pm »
The ones at the mr seconds near me are usually large odd triangle shapes that were custom ordered and then never sold.

Most of the windows are really big windows. have bay, bow, double hung, awning, sliding, casement, lots more. Sliding glass doors to.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #85 on: July 11, 2017, 02:35:37 pm »
Glass is up... Time for a break...

 

 

 

 
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #86 on: July 11, 2017, 04:28:13 pm »
Looks good K. 

How's the heat up there?  You seem to be getting a lot done (as usual).  Hot and humid here.  Can't do much after 11:00 in the morning.  Gives me a good excuse, I guess. 
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« Reply #87 on: July 11, 2017, 05:48:51 pm »
It's Hot and humid here to. I just keep pluggin away.
When I start something I want to get it done.
I'm not moving to fast in this heat.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2017, 07:05:09 am »
It looks great Kbeitz! 

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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2017, 09:35:51 am »
Sorry I forgot to take pictures of getting the upper doors on.
I just wanted to get it done. This is how I did it.
My loader would not lift any higher.

 

 
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #90 on: July 12, 2017, 11:55:56 am »
Probably some puckering going on during that operation.   :D  Nice solution.
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #91 on: July 12, 2017, 04:11:01 pm »
Great job, looks professional. You could use to start plants in the spring also.
I can see kiln dried twisted timbers rolling out the door soon. :D
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2017, 05:31:27 pm »
Glass is up... Time for a break...
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« Reply #93 on: July 12, 2017, 05:40:08 pm »
Glass is up... Time for a break...
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2017, 07:38:40 pm »
Weel I got it in place and on blocks. One more coat of paint to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Solar Kiln build
« Reply #95 on: July 15, 2017, 08:38:49 pm »
Looks good.  How's that black tar drying now that it's good and hot in the kiln?

I really like your latch.  Perfect for those doors.  Wish I had time to make on like that, but I don't have the right materials on hand and I don't live close enough to your junkyard.

You don't have too many flat spots around your place.  It sure looks green and lush though.
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« Reply #96 on: July 16, 2017, 03:30:26 am »
Most of the tar paint is now dry to the touch. The floor is made from ash and it's
taking a little longer to dry. I'm thinking another week and It will all be all dry.
I could use it now if I wanted to because only a pallet will be touching anything
so a little tar on the bottom of a pallet would not hurt a thing. I got enough
work to keep me busy that I don't think I will get any thing in it for probably
another two weeks. Yesterday I opened the door to touch the tar and Wow was
it hot.so it looks like it's going to work. Moving this thing around with my little
Kubota was not something I would want to do everyday. There is a lot of weight
in this thing. I don't plan on moving it again. The wheels and tires are coming off.
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« Reply #97 on: July 16, 2017, 08:19:36 am »
Looks great K. You might want to add some ground straps. If a bad Tstorm passes over, the wind might blow it over. Just something to think about.

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« Reply #98 on: July 16, 2017, 09:10:14 pm »
Looks great K. You might want to add some ground straps. If a bad Tstorm passes over, the wind might blow it over. Just something to think about.

In the valley I live is we don't but very little wind and this thing is HEAVY...
Eight buildings that I have built on my property sits on top of the ground with
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« Reply #99 on: July 18, 2017, 05:38:20 pm »
I put my last coat of paint on everything today. man is this thing
putting off some heat. Tomorrow I'll do the fans and electric.

 

 
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