All the dicussions about solar kilns have me real interested.
I've looked at several, and being in South Louisiana, they should be usable most of the year. My question: Do solar kilns get hot enough to kill pests and set the sap in pine, or should one look into some other way of performing these tasks?
They will not set the sap; you need to get to 170 or 180 degrees F or hotter.
Gene Wengert, forum moderator
Depends on species and size of the wood, but about 24 hours.