The question is how do you know if the information they are posting is correct. From what I understand the standard for a dry kiln for sterilizing purposes is 100 degrees Celsius which is 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
Steve, I've read a lot of documents on sterilizing wood AND I've NEVER seen a reference to 200 or + degrees. The "wood doc" Dr. Gene has the most knowledge in this field AND from all other sources and documents /studies they're all roughly state the same 133 deg AT the CORE (VERY IMPORTANT) for most state 3 hrs. and most are saying a kiln average heat of 140 for hardwoods without extra precautions.
THE closest reference to 200 I've ever read was 180-185...BUT....BUT...BUT THAT was for setting the pitch in softwoods (species group NOT JANKA scale). I just got through building AND running a load through my home built sterilizer only. This is JUST to STERILIZE/KILL the bugs with some AD'd pieces along with parts and pieces of found stumps and roots for displays and decor.
I am not doubting the heat theory at all. My question is why wouldn't a shipping container work if I treated it on the inside just like I would do to a wooden built kiln. The vents, fans and solar panels would still be there. You could probably buy a small shipping container cheaper that what you could pay to build a kiln dryer.
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Crookedkut, YES a shipping container can be used OR a refrigerated (insulated) trailer (as semi). Nyle has kits for this.
I personally use a shed building that are built from the cutouts of insulated metal doors. ....so I have roughly 1 3/4" of urethane sandwiched between steel....RODENT PROOF. NOT the prettiest BUT very functional!!!! The ones in my area are up to 12' wide and 6' to 30' long. I have 3....2 for drying/sterilizing and 1 for safe storage of rodent free area. I just run weatherstripping around the doors and cover the vents.
Sorry no pics unless you research my old threads re" kiln". I also set mine up a little different and use under/updraft heating to gain the most efficiency of my heat source....hot air rises.
Sorry for not posting sooner, I've been trying to scan the posts/threads BUT NO response time prepping for this show AND work full time also.
Blessings and take time to research a lot of documents....research the writers also.....DON'T take all you read as facts BUT when you have consistant statements start digging deeper in those. I AIN'T doing your leg work, BUT I will help you on your basis fundementals.