I'm thinking of building a solar kiln "around" my existing stack of
cherry, beech, and persimon (sp?). Based on many designs I have
studied, here's what I'm planning to do.....
Simply build a 2x4 stud wall around the stack (it's on my porch
by-the-way covered but with a Southern and a Western exposure). Anyway,
build 2x4 stud walls around the stack, then cover them with 6 mil poly.
The back wall will be 8" higher than the front (exposed) wall and will
have 2 small openings cut as hot air outlets. A small fan will run 24
hrs a day just to circulate air. The top will be another stud wall
covered with poly and just sit on top. I'll add 3 industrail hinges to
the front so I can prop up the rear of the top if it gets too hot inside.
Well, pretty simple, but I would like to entertain suggestions from
anyone who has built or studied solar kiln designs. Note that this
design is only good for 2 or 3 chatges probably and will need to be
rebuilt if the idea works well and i decided to make it permanent.
Thanks for any suggestins or comments.