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Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by GeorgeCulp on May 24, 2016, 12:28:18 PM »
One more thing on push rates....if you are used to a batch kiln....(remember that a batch kiln is a "continuous kiln" you just have a push rate of the entire charge once every X amount of hours it takes for you to dry) 
This is for talking purposes only - if you normally dry 2" in a batch kiln in 20 hours then you would want your lumber to be in the continuous kiln for 20 hours. If your main chamber is 60' long then your push rate would be 3'/hour. You could use this as a starting point but I feel certain the amount of time your lumber would be in the continuous kiln will be less than that of a batch kiln, therefore your push rate would be higher.
Its just a place to start and no more.
Moisture Variability / Re: Drying 2
« Last post by GeorgeCulp on May 24, 2016, 12:19:06 PM »
Henco is correct concerning the airflow. Just know that with one track of 4" and one track of 2" the 2" will get less flow than if both tracks were 2" and the 4" will get more airflow than if both tracks were 4".  How much? You would have to test all 3 sets of conditions to know that.
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Job Postings / Boiler Utility - Pineland, TX
« Last post by admin on May 12, 2016, 02:42:54 PM »
Boiler Utility- Pineland, TX
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General Discussion / Re: Lumber twists in the kiln
« Last post by Joe on May 07, 2016, 04:36:52 AM »
Good suggestions. I tried banding the stacks, but they just got loose after about 15 days. I'll try some of the other thing with the next batch.
You have a good point.  However, many kiln drying processes and procedures that have worked in the past are still very valid.  Also, the authors of this paper are still highly respected as experts in our industry even today.
How old is this article.. it appears to be scans of typwriter pages...   Current sawmills use ANCHORSEAL Wax end sealer to prevent much of the degrade from air drying. Protects against drying defects.
Training / Events / NEKDA 2016 Spring Meeting - Concord, NH
« Last post by admin on April 27, 2016, 02:41:10 PM »
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Training / Events / Timber Processing and Energy Expo - Portland OR
« Last post by admin on April 27, 2016, 02:06:29 PM »
Timber Processing and Energy Expo 2016

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Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short Course

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Instruction at the Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short Course will include lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Wood moisture relations, kiln operation, lumber handling and storage, and drying schedule preparation will be emphasized in relation to drying of hardwood lumber.

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