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oneoldcoot
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Solar kiln question

I live in NW Georgia, lots  of sun and humidity. Wil a solar kiln still work at 60-90% humidity?

oneoldcoot
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PS it is hi 80's here for the next several weeks

 

r.garrison1
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I don't have any firsthand information, but I found this.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Solar_Kilns_in_Humid_Climates.html

Short version, it is relative humidity that is key; when you heat the air, the relative humidity drops. 

 

Further, one reason for a kiln is to kill bugs; if you get the temp up and keep it up long enough, you will kill the pests.

eddiemac
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Yes, with proper control of the intake vents, humidity is not a problem.