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Author Topic: Solar kiln for firewood  (Read 773 times)


  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Solar kiln for firewood
« on: March 06, 2018, 02:46:51 pm »
Has anyone any experience of making/using solar kilns for drying firewood?

I have a load of seasoned but wet wood, and I have a load of spare IBC tanks (the cages have been used for seasoning logs) ... I keep looking at these tanks and thinking I must be able to use them for something useful - could act like mini greenhouses if I put some vents in? .... could I turn them into solar kilns? :)
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  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Solar kiln for firewood
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 10:20:09 am »
Simply stack your logs   & cover with a breathable canvas they will season  well .
 If you put them in plastic non breathable boxes they will sweat & grow moulds etc
 I suppose you could cut the tank top & bottoms off to give a shallow three inch or so deep tray to invert them & put them on top of each log stack weighting them down against strong winds.
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