Q: Can you tell me how to get info on drying from the Internet?

A: If you are looking for specific information about a certain topic, or if you are looking for a product, it is probably wise to start with an Internet search engine, such as Lycos.

If you are looking for a company address or phone number, try this free site: www.switchboard.com/bin/cgidir.dll?MEM=1

If you have a question, then the best source is probably a discussion forum, with questions and answers submitted by drying people throughout the world. Good sources for technical information, in general, are listed in the sidebar below.

There are many university publications on drying, including Purdue, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Georgia, North Carolina State, and Missouri. These articles are often linked by other sites or can be found with an Internet search engine. A couple of examples:

In case you ever get asked, there are two solar dryer sites with plans. These would be mostly for the hobbyist: www.woodweb.com/backart/wengert/solarkiln.html and www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/8756/solar.html .

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