A kind soul gifted me with this old Subway bread rack. Brainstorming ways to re-use it and top on the list is a solar dehydrator.
Here is a link to the bread rack: http://www.nu-vu.com/pdf/specs/nuvu/CabsRacks/HW-2G-spec.pdf
There are 18 slots for 18"x26" racks, so there is potential to dry a lot of product at once.
I have been thinking of how to best convert it into a solar dehydrator. Here are two different designs I've been thinking of.
1: similar to the Appalachian State University design, with the whole metal unit lifted up on a wood frame and the collector entering the unit at the bottom.
Design idea 1: