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I have been searching for non electric dehydrators and ran across this design. It looks very promising. I think when i get back to NM, i will build one of these right away. If anyone else has designs or ideas for non electric dehydrators please post them up. Here is the one i found. :thumb:

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I just thought it was cheap, easy and renewable. Build 'em as you need 'em.
 

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Same basic design as teh one I had thought of but I was planing on using some large PVS or dryer vent tubing or something along those lines and leaving the warming box flat and the drying chamber up on a block of some sort. I also was planning on a deeper warming chamber so the cool air had a place to sink and warm air needed to rise a good bit before moving on.

With that design, I am wondering how warm the air will get before moving on since the warming chamber is at a steep angle. If you find that the temp is only going up a few degrees, I suppose you could slow down the flow by restricting the intake or lowering the dehydrating box so it is closer to ground level but still somewhat higher.
 
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