Solar Lumber Drying #1: Solar Lumber Drying Course at VT

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Blog entry by MoshupTrail posted 02-10-2013 02:09 PM 1449 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got this email from Virginia Tech. Thought it should be shared…
At some point in the last year, you requested to be notified when the next Solar Kiln Course at Virginia Tech would be held.

The next course will be held on Friday, May 24th at the Brooks Forest Products Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

The course will cover:
Solar kiln design and construction

  • Plans and design criteria
  • Kiln limitations
  • How to modify to meet your needs
  • Basics of construction
  • Marketing Intelligence for Exports

Operation of the solar kiln

  • Air drying or green?
  • Measuring moisture content<
  • Running the kiln
  • Auxiliary heat
  • Stress in drying

Drying Defects and Maintaining Moisture Content of Dry Lumber

  • Avoiding common drying defects
  • Keeping kiln dried lumber dry
  • Running the kiln

More course information and registration information can be found at

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the course.

I hope to see you in May,

Brian Bond

Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
Phone: 540-231-8752
Fax: 540-231-8868
Email: [email protected]

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 03:01 PM

Thanks for posting I am way interested in this and will try to register for it.


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#2 posted 02-10-2013 05:21 PM

sounds interesting. whomever ends up going – enjoy.

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