Now there is a better option!

Nyle, has created a set of competitively priced, easy to assemble kiln packages. They include a chamber with either a dehumidifier that is sized to meet your lumber drying needs; or a gas heating package for safe (indirect gas-fired) drying and heat treating. The chambers are all aluminum, well-insulated chambers that are rugged and will give you use for a long time.

What is the right size Dehumidifier?

Matched to one of our L-Series and HT Dehumidifiers they can handle whichever species you are drying, fast drying softwoods to slow drying hardwoods. These well-know dehumidifiers have been among our bestselling products for the past 30 years. They are easy to use and give you precision control over your drying. You can achieve top-quality results with incredible efficiency. For example, if you dry 7,500BF of fast drying Pine, you’d select the 8MBF chamber with the HT18 Dehumidifier, while if you dry 9,500BF of slower drying Oak, you’d use the 10MBF chamber with the HT8 Dehumidifier.

Model Wood Group Load Size BF Drying Days* Energy per MBF* Drying Days† Energy per MBF†
L200
(1,500-4,000BF)
1
2
3
(1) 1,500
(2) 3,000
(3) 4,000
(1) 12
(2) 22
(3) 35
(1) 443 kWh
(2) 412 kWh
(3) 443 kWh
(1) 3
(2) 8
(3) 16
(1) 116 kWh
(2) 156 kWh
(3) 192 kWh
HT4 (L300)
(2,500-8,000BF)
1
2
3
(1) 2,000
(2) 6,000
(3) 8,000
(1) 9
(2) 19
(3) 30
(1) 442 kWh
(2) 330 kWh
(3) 386 kWh
(1) 3
(2) 11
(3) 15
132 kWh
183 kWh
192 kWh
HT8 (L500)
(4,000-15,000BF)
1
2
3
(1) 3,000
(2) 8,000
(3) 12,000
(1) 8
(2) 22
(3) 30
(1) 432 kWh
(2) 452 kWh
(3) 461 kWh
(1) 3
(2) 11
(3) 15
167 kWh
171 kWh
196 kWh
HT18 (L1200)
(10,000-35,000BF)
1
2
3
(1) 10,000
(2) 12,000
(3) 16,000
(1) 9
(2) 12
24
(1) 418 kWh
(2) 503 kWh
(3) 513 kWh
(1) 3
(2) 5
(3) 12
(1) 147 kWh
(2) 185 kWh
(3) 193 kWh

*Green to 8%
†Air Dried 30% to 8%

Alternatively, the right size Gas Heating System

Outfitted with our indirect fired gas heating packages, you have a chamber that you can use for drying as well as heat treating.

We use indirect fired heating rather than direct fired, for efficiency, more accurate temperature control, and safety. Gas has become a low-cost alternative to heat your kiln. In some areas with high electric rates even more economical than our DH kilns. What is the most economical kiln will depend on the price and availability of natural gas and electric at your location?

Model Drying Capacity (Hardwood) Drying Capacity (Softwood) Drying Time (Pine) Drying Time (Oak)
300,000 BTU Unit 4500 BF 6000 BF 3-5 Days 22-35 Days
400,000 BTU Unit 6000 BF 8000 BF 3-5 Days 22-35 Days
600,000 BTU Unit 9000 BF 12,000 BF 3-5 Days 22-35 Days
800,000 BTU Unit 12,000 BF 16,000 BF 3-5 Days 22-35 Days

Notes: Drying times are based on 4/4 lumber. 

All Indirect Fired Gas Units:

  • Operates between 80-180F.
  • Softwood Operation Costs – Propane: 65-70 Gallons/1000 BF, Electric Costs: 225 KWH/1000 BF
  • Hardwood Operation Costs – Propane: 60-65 Gallons/1000 BF, Electric Costs: 250 KWH/1000 BF

What do I need to build one?

The chambers are semi-assembled packages that can be easily erected on your site. You’ll need a concrete pad and we will supply plans for that. All the equipment (dehumidifier or gas heating system; doors, fan truss, vents, etc.) is preassembled. Depending on the size of the chamber, you’ll need 5-15 days to put together the frame, wall and roof panels and install the equipment. The crew will need a forklift and a scissor lift. We can help with the assembly if desired.

Product Models

Camden-4

  • Dimensions (inside) WxDxH 8 x 40 x 8
  • Loading Capacity (85% Efficiency) 4760 BF
  • DH Options L200, L300, L500
  • Furnace Options N/A
  • Track / Fork-lift Track
  • Number of vents DH: 2
  • Number of Fans 5

Camden-5

  • Dimensions (inside) WxDxH 19 x 14 x 10
  • Loading Capacity (85% Efficiency) 5440 BF
  • DH Options L300, L500
  • Furnace Options 300,000 BTU
  • Track / Fork-lift Fork-lift
  • Number of vents DH: 2, Gas: 4
  • Number of Fans 4

Camden-8

  • Dimensions (inside) WxDxH 19 x 21 x 10
  • Loading Capacity (85% Efficiency) 8160 BF
  • DH Options L500, L1200
  • Furnace Options 400,000 BTU
  • Track / Fork-lift Fork-lift
  • Number of vents DH: 2, Gas: 4
  • Number of Fans 4

Camden-10

  • Dimensions (inside) WxDxH 19 x 28 x 10
  • Loading Capacity (85% Efficiency) 10878 BF
  • DH Options L500, L1200
  • Furnace Options 600,000 BTU
  • Track / Fork-lift Fork-lift
  • Number of vents DH: 2, Gas: 4
  • Number of Fans 4

Camden-16

  • Dimensions (inside) WxDxH 19 x 28 x 14
  • Loading Capacity (85% Efficiency) 16320 BF
  • DH Options L1200
  • Furnace Options 800,000 BTU
  • Track / Fork-lift Fork-lift
  • Number of vents DH: 2, Gas: 4
  • Number of Fans 4

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Product Comparison

Model Dimensions (inside) WxDxHLoading Capacity (85% Efficiency)DH OptionsFurnace OptionsTrack / Fork-liftNumber of ventsNumber of Fans
Camden-4 8 x 40 x 8 4760 BF L200, L300, L500 N/A Track DH: 2 5
Camden-5 19 x 14 x 10 5440 BF L300, L500 300,000 BTU Fork-lift DH: 2, Gas: 4 4
Camden-8 19 x 21 x 10 8160 BF L500, L1200 400,000 BTU Fork-lift DH: 2, Gas: 4 4
Camden-10 19 x 28 x 10 10878 BF L500, L1200 600,000 BTU Fork-lift DH: 2, Gas: 4 4
Camden-16 19 x 28 x 14 16320 BF L1200 800,000 BTU Fork-lift DH: 2, Gas: 4 4