I have looked at eHow and got some info on this DIY project. I wanted to check with the experts as I'm sure that some of you have followed this path for a kiln. Been saving an old referigerator for this- runs but doesn't cool. I'm thinking all the freon is gone. Not worth fixing. Looking for advice, do's, don'ts, ideas for best results. Have several pieces of bartlett pear to dry and turn when dry. Seems bartlett pear trees don't tolerate high winds.