We built a solar kiln last year from plans in the Wood Magazine. We have two fans installed. Recently we were loading the kiln and it was hot so we turned the fans on. The plastic that hangs from the fan panel was blowing to the front of the kiln. I thought it would be sucked up to the back of the fans. Is this how the fans should work? The fans do blow to the front of the kiln for sure.
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor:
I am not certain how you have done this. Do you have a vertical solid wall (fan baffle wall) with two holes for the fans? Is this located about 18" from the rear wall? Is there a piece of plastic or fabric that hangs down from the fan baffle to the top of the lumber bundle? Is this the plastic you were talking about? If the fans are going to the front, I do not understand how this plastic would also be going frontwards.