Bert Vinyl wrote:
I once was working at a job where the boss wanted this new cut down tree gone. Well, i got it gone into my 2500 chevy truck. I had a rounded load, and didn't unload it but drove around for a few days with it in the back and the stuff on top was noticeably drier after that. i figure the air blowing on it really helped out.
thinking about these facts, maybe a row or 2 in the back of a pickup,under a cap with no windows would dry quick enough to be worth the effort. Or fill the cab and keep the heater on to help dry it. Or under hood kilning a batch a day.I can see it now.
I recall it being said that 1 lb propane has about the same heat as 2 lb of air dry wood having 20% moisture. Does anyone know if those to points are true?
Jim Fisk wrote:Somehow we made it and the drying wood gave off lots of moisture
Troy Rhodes wrote:I built a 12.5' x 28' hoop greenhouse, primarily for dying wood.
The results were extremely good. Here's a whole thread with pictures over on hearth dot com.
It dries wood like gangbusters. It doesn't take years, it takes weeks. This assumes you have some sun and some heat.
There are a few unique details. The ground is sealed, actually sealed (Ok 99%) with plastic and mastic on all seams, overlaps and at the edge where it meets the framing. If you don't do this, moisture from the ground
will make this much less awesome.
There is a screened window on each end. One of those has a cheap box fan hooked to a cheap thermostat, so the fan comes on at about 90F. This guarantees that the fan only runs when there is hot humid air to pump out of the greenhouse, minimizing/optimizing electricity use.
I would be happy to answer questions.