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Company Offers Small Kilns And Wood Drying Advice
The ability to produce quality kiln-dried lumber isn't limited to just large scale operations, thanks to a Burgaw, N.C. company, which manufactures small and mini kilns.
  Kiln-direct.com introduced its new line of small kilns in 2006, complementing their already extensive line of large kilns and do-it-yourself kits.
  "Our small kilns are designed like full-size lumber kilns using aluminum/stainless steel construction, the best foam insulation, and control systems," says company president Niels Jorgensen. "This means there's no compromise on quality, which is normally the case when it comes to small lumber kilns."
  The company's "Mini Lumber Kiln" has a capacity of 2,000 to 5,000 bf and foam-insulated walls with an R-value of approximately 32. The loading door is at the end of the chamber, and there's heat recovery equipment built into the venting to reduce energy costs.
  The full featured control system has an optional integrated wood moisture meter and has a wireless link for better supervision and record keeping at your office computer.
  A larger "Small Lumber Kiln" has a loading capacity of 6,000 to 9,000 bf.
  On both units, the controls and equipment are pre-wired, and the heat system is ready to be connected. They come ready for installation on a concrete foundation, which the customer needs to have ready when the kiln is delivered.
  "The concrete foundation becomes the kiln floor and is the most durable surface for loading and unloading with a forklift or cart. We can either deliver the kiln or you can come and get it yourself," Jorgensen says.
  The company's website provides free lumber drying information such as kiln theory and construction, trouble shooting and upgrading information.
  Prices vary depending on options. Leasing is available.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kiln-direct.com, Box 159, 200A Progress Drive Ext., Burgaw, N.C. 28425 (ph 910 259 9794, fax: 910 259 1625; sales@kiln-direct.com; www.kiln-direct.com).

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