YvonG1

drying wheel

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Hi everyone

I think I make a new drying wheel. To counter the problem humidity, I thought placing the wheel drying in a box closed and placed

A small light inside to remove moisture.

I would like your opinion on my idea.

Thank you

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I have heard of using a closed box, lined with aluminum foil and heated with a light bulb to speed the epoxy cure process by about 1/2. Many electric motors don't like to operate in hot environments so it would be best to mount it outside the box. And watch out for possible fire hazard - personally, I wouldn't leave such a system running unattended.

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Thank you Bob

The engine will be outside the box indeed. For the bulb, I thought bring the lowest possible, just to reduce humidity.

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The ally foil is important to prevent hot spots. Keep the bulb away from the sides. Extra foil around the bulb position. I've lined a few boxes in this style, wall paper paste works well.

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I took a rod building class a few years ago and the teacher made a box to dry his rods in and used a small light inside. he said it cuts down on dry time and keeps contaminates from landing on his work. I thought of making a type of greenhouse for my dryer out of plastic with a light but never got around to it. I dont know if it will hurt you or help your drying has anyone tried this?

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I haven't built a box/light setup yet for my wheel, so, when it's really cold in my garage, I leave the lights on, and a small electric heater set on medium. Keeps the temps up to mid 60's overnight.

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