Does Heat Resistant Glass Stop the Suns Rays Coming in?

Postby karanight » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:55 pm

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I'm building a solar powered wood drying kiln and would appreciate some input from members.
I have a wood burner to heat the downstairs of my house and also my wife does a bit of woodturning, so I'm always looking for free wood for both.
Both requires the wood to be dry hence the kiln

I was going to single glaze but I think it might be a better option to double glazing as it lets heat from the sun in but doesn't let it out so quickly
I've been given a pile of toughened, heat resistant glass and I don't know if it'll let the suns rays will get through as good as normal glass.....does anyone know the answer or have any comments.
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:57 am

no it wont stop the rays from entering, but will reduced it if its tinted, toughened glass cannot be cut, without shattering.
pilkinton glass has a wide range of glass for different uses try asking them for further info try
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