Hi everyone, I recently built a hot box for my skis and I would like to share it and see what everyone thinks. Also maybe anyone could give me suggestions on what to maybe alter on it.
My dimensions are 2ft x 2ft x 7.38ft long (225cm). The total items I used were half inch thick plywood, 120v space heater, three fans (photos only show two but I do have another one), many sheets of inch thick reflective styrofoam insulation, a heat shield made from aluminum strips 6ft long riveted to two aluminum flat rods to add rigidness, three digital thermometers for three temperature zones, a thermostat, 2 dual rack railways (20in tall), and 6 dual hinged racks (16in long).
The temperature I usually run the hot box at is 125 degrees Fahrenheit. My thermostat is set to keep the temperature 125 with + or - 5 degrees. I generally keep the skis in for 4 hrs. That time seems to be the typical period most people do it. The hot box can hold 4 pairs of skis.
Thermostat that is mounted on the side. It has a thermometer that is fed through a hole at the top of the hot box.