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Finding the Right Kiln

Questions to consider for discussion with one of our salespeople so that we may assist you with selecting the optimum size(s) of dry kilns for your operation:

  • Capacity desired per chamber?
  • Lumber species?
  • What % of the annual production will be air-dried?
  • What % of the annual production will be green?
  • Ending moisture content percentage desired?
  • Primary lengths:
    – 8′ 10′ 12′ 14′ or 16′
    – 2m 3m 4m 5m 6m
    – other
  • End product lumber is to be used for?
  • Voltage available?
  • Winter temperature?
  • Construction site location of kiln?
  • Altitude?
  • Estimated purchase date?
  • Amount of kiln production annually?
  • Thickness of lumber?
  • Pack size (if currently drying)?
  • Sticker size (if currently drying)?
  • Is all lumber the same length?
  • Is all lumber the same width?
  • Will you be heat treating your lumber?
  • Gas or woodwaste boiler?