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  1. Extruder dies

    What are they connected with? I need these in my life
  2. Will Ilmenite Work At Cone 6?

    Great idea! But I bet this would only work with the powdered, not granular.
  3. raising my wheel

    Only going up 6" and the bailey already has cross braces. The bailey wheel with extenders I have doesn't use them and I have been using it for years. Very sturdy.
  4. raising my wheel

    Nice. Thanks! I saw the Pacifica extender is much cheaper. Anyone tried it on a bailey? My thinking is that for the short extensions, the inner tube dimension is really the only factor because frame shape would be irrelevant except if I needed the braces.
  5. raising my wheel

    I have that on my other wheel as well, just the shipping is the same cost as the legs so I was hoping to find alternatives.
  6. Will Ilmenite Work At Cone 6?

    Yes it works at cone 6 just fine. I have used the granular. Very nice variations, distinct speckes.
  7. Has Anyone Tried To Glaze Pieces Of Coral?

    If you want shiny color maybe enamel?
  8. raising my wheel

    Are the Brent booties compatible on other wheels or does anyone have plans for DIY extensions? I need to outfit another wheel. It is a baileys
  9. Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

    Using wax resist. Just fired a kiln load yesterday and no fumes - no kiln smell. Guess those new vent tubes I installed really made a difference! I saw a thread about someone using this product: https://www.mcmaster.com/#53145k67/=16d6at Anyone have experience with this product? The metal ones from the hardware store only lasted a year, and obviously needed to be changed sooner than I did. So, perhaps I should change them every 6 months if I go with those.
  10. Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

    I have a big warehouse with excellent ventilation. The vented air goes out of a cinder block wall with no windows. The door would not allow for air re-entry unless it was opened. I keep it closed during firing. The wax hypothesis is exactly what Bailey said. It does seem to stop after about 6-700F. Could not letting my glaze ware dry before firing be causing the issue? Maybe I need to let them sit overnight? Perhaps it was that my vent was just badly deteriorated and replacing the duct pipes will solve my issue?
  11. Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

    Just checking, and this may seem a dumb question but, there is supposed to be a small gap between the outside of the kiln and where the vent hose begins. Correct? I assumed it was for additional air intake but maybe I have this wrong? Kilns both pass match test. I used a lighter and flame is pulled inward.
  12. Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

    I will start closing both kiln lids and plug holes in kiln not in use when I use the damper. That may help some. Holes are in the lower back walls, per Bailey installation instruction, and they are clear and open. It really could be a number of small tweaks like these to get me where I need to be.
  13. Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

    Checked the hoses today and all looks tight now. I replaced some that looked corroded. Will try the match test. Using a Bailey 7cu ft and l&l 4cu ft. Vent is a Bailey. I connected them both with kiln-tech support from both kiln manufacturers.
  14. I have two kilns hooked to a vent. I am firing sometimes both kilns 4 days a week. I believe the hoses are both connected correctly (I use a damper), but would certainly not mind tips on ways to check. I am not sure now because the studio has a kiln odor and I sometimes have some smoke coming out when the wax burns off. I usually dip glaze and fire immediately. Could this be my problem. I just changed out some of the vent hoses as they eroded, so I am hoping that will help. I have been experiencing shortness of breath and coughing (especially when running) for a few years now but just assumed it was from previous years of bad studio practices. I thought that the vent and good cleaning schedule would take care of any issues I have, but it is not. Since I am doing production, I fire a mostly full kiln loads of copper glazed- green - pots and of course, bisque. Could this be sulfuric acid? I do see a good amount of rusting on equipment, but I am also near the coast and it gets very humid here. I would like to make my work environment as safe as possible. I also wear a P100 respirator in the studio but would love to be able to work unencumbered by the mask. Any help you can give me would be great!
  15. They are just some lids I was throwing. I know all about the ring finger nail! I don't have quite as much missing as you describe but when I first started using the system, I was stumped at my missing 1/4 nail on my ring finger. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one!

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