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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26926962 - 09/09/20 08:48 PM (9 days, 6 hours ago)

let us know how much dry weight it fits per shelf.  Mine is a bout half a lb per shelf with 5 inches between shelves with 10 shelves and my biggest one has 16 shelves. 

Just my 2cents...  use a heater with a ceramic element!  They last longer.  Ive had coil heaters burn out in less than an hour:facepalm3: I cant tell what type yous is from the pic.  Also adding a fan might help unless your heater has a strong one in it?  Just dont use box fans.  Hurricane or cool flow work well for me.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26926977 - 09/09/20 08:57 PM (9 days, 6 hours ago)

Appreciate the input bud. I'm harvesting early tomorrow morning probably 1000-1500g, I'll post how it does. The heater is ceramic. The duct fan is 120cfm - moves Hella air  but still keeps the temp around 160F with the heater at 75%.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26927061 - 09/09/20 09:57 PM (9 days, 5 hours ago)

Ah, I wasnt sure if that was a fan in there or not.  Ive always gone with a bottom fan but your method may work better. I need to experiment.  Ive always thought that it will keep more hot air in if I let it escape on its own.  Im working on another right now but am having a bit of a time sourcing the parts I want.  Sadly I wont be able to post about it but I can upload pics of my others.
The ones kinda ghetto.  I was in a hurry and didnt want to buy/cut ply wood for siding so I used some foam board insulation I had laying around.  It works well enough tho.

Great tek by the way!!!  I havent seen one yet for a diy dryer.  This will be what people reference for yrs to come:grin:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Dhearic]
    #26927074 - 09/09/20 10:04 PM (9 days, 4 hours ago)

Quote:

Dhearic said:
:vibin:

I wonder how it'll do when mostly full? I think rotating the trays from top to bottom might be beneficial.

This is a stellar upgrade to the common prestos :awesomenod:




This is a different league than the presto!

An "upgrade" to a presto would be like the one linked in my signature. 🤘

Solid write up OP!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Funky Monkey]
    #26927080 - 09/09/20 10:08 PM (9 days, 4 hours ago)

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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: tripdawg420]
    #26927092 - 09/09/20 10:16 PM (9 days, 4 hours ago)

Wait... presto is a pc brand.  Tgey make dehydros?  Nesco?

Ive used the bucket method before... nice!  Great write-up!  Thats where I fall short... could have mire writeups :facepalm3:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26927228 - 09/09/20 11:43 PM (9 days, 3 hours ago)

better work on your spelling then


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26927261 - 09/10/20 12:12 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

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TedsDead said:
Ah, I wasnt sure if that was a fan in there or not.  Ive always gone with a bottom fan but your method may work better. I need to experiment.  Ive always thought that it will keep more hot air in if I let it escape on its own.  Im working on another right now but am having a bit of a time sourcing the parts I want.  Sadly I wont be able to post about it but I can upload pics of my others.
The ones kinda ghetto.  I was in a hurry and didnt want to buy/cut ply wood for siding so I used some foam board insulation I had laying around.  It works well enough tho.

Great tek by the way!!!  I havent seen one yet for a diy dryer.  This will be what people reference for yrs to come:grin:




Think of it like a convection oven, you want more warm air moving across the mush, and if it has to escape naturally the moisture will also sit in there longer waiting to "escape naturally", so provided your heat source can keep up with the size of fan sucking from the top a top mounted fan sounds ideal in a setup like this. You want fresh warm air moving across the mush at all times and to let the moisture vent as quickly as possible not trapping it in there with the mush. Me likey. All these different posts about dehydrators gave me an idea I will share after I make it. 🤘 Love this place!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Funky Monkey]
    #26927274 - 09/10/20 12:21 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

I doubt any of us have run the proper tests to really say what's best. IT would end up being a balance of speed and efficiency. For sure, it'd be nice to have 160 degree air just fucking blasting over the fruit bodies but balancing that with the energy bill is the key.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: verum subsequentis]
    #26927275 - 09/10/20 12:23 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

Word


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: verum subsequentis]
    #26927278 - 09/10/20 12:27 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

OP this is dope man we need more stuff like this
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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Mateah]
    #26927285 - 09/10/20 12:33 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

...coming soon.

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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: verum subsequentis]
    #26927291 - 09/10/20 12:36 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

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verum subsequentis said:
better work on your spelling then




Lol!  I have the 2016 macbook pro with the notoriously effed keyboard:shrug:  and im a lazy typer:facepalm:

Airflow I believe is key over heat...  some have 180 degree air blasting over their fruits.  Id like to emulate that!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Funky Monkey]
    #26927299 - 09/10/20 12:44 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

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Funky Monkey said:
Quote:

TedsDead said:
Ah, I wasnt sure if that was a fan in there or not.  Ive always gone with a bottom fan but your method may work better. I need to experiment.  Ive always thought that it will keep more hot air in if I let it escape on its own.  Im working on another right now but am having a bit of a time sourcing the parts I want.  Sadly I wont be able to post about it but I can upload pics of my others.
The ones kinda ghetto.  I was in a hurry and didnt want to buy/cut ply wood for siding so I used some foam board insulation I had laying around.  It works well enough tho.

Great tek by the way!!!  I havent seen one yet for a diy dryer.  This will be what people reference for yrs to come:grin:




Think of it like a convection oven, you want more warm air moving across the mush, and if it has to escape naturally the moisture will also sit in there longer waiting to "escape naturally", so provided your heat source can keep up with the size of fan sucking from the top a top mounted fan sounds ideal in a setup like this. You want fresh warm air moving across the mush at all times and to let the moisture vent as quickly as possible not trapping it in there with the mush. Me likey. All these different posts about dehydrators gave me an idea I will share after I make it. 🤘 Love this place!




Yes!  I use fans just not from the top.  I have done both bottom and top fans but not soley top.  My dryers seem to do the trick in about 8-12 hrs.  MY main concern with not having a fan on the bottom is airflow past the heater to keep it from burning out.  This has been an issue.

Sorry for the dbble post


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26927315 - 09/10/20 12:58 AM (9 days, 2 hours ago)

HA! Sorry I'm firing away from the phone and didn't stop to see who I was actually talking to lol :lol:

You clearly got this :facepalm:

Giggling my silly little ass off lol 
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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Funky Monkey]
    #26927337 - 09/10/20 01:24 AM (9 days, 1 hour ago)

I sure dont have all the answers.  Maybe someday...  ill post a tek when I do:wink:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26927705 - 09/10/20 08:46 AM (8 days, 18 hours ago)

Has anyone thought about working a nice sized dehumidifier into a build?

Heat and dehumhidification? :shrug:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: LotKid]
    #26927719 - 09/10/20 08:57 AM (8 days, 18 hours ago)

A dehumidifier removes moisture from air which is already humid and where air exchange is not possible/difficult. Usually the dried air is fed back into the room where the dehumidifier is running.
Now when drying mushrooms the humid air is just dumped outside of the dehydrator, and fresh dry
air enters through the intake. The only thing matters is that the mushrooms are in a constant flow
of hot dry air. So a dehumidifier is not really useful, except if you want to
dry the air coming out of the dehydrator for some reason.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: sporecap]
    #26927722 - 09/10/20 08:59 AM (8 days, 18 hours ago)

.......sure........


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: LotKid]
    #26927726 - 09/10/20 09:06 AM (8 days, 17 hours ago)

You could actually dehumidify the air before sending it into the dehydrator,
but I guess that's not needed, since air that has been heated from room temp to about
165F has less than 5%RH.
PS: Sry, I did not mean to come off rude or anything:toast:


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