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  1. I recently purchased an old Gare ( or Evenheat) Kiln model 2327. Evenheat still makes this high fire kiln but, when I searched their website they only provide a manual for their newer model of the 2327. I am looking for the manual pertaining to the older model 2327. the kiln I purchased is equipped with a kiln sitter model LT-3K which has a timer dial as well. the controller uses a series of 6 (on/off) switches to control which elements are heated, I am also looking for a firing schedule for these switches. If you have any tips or suggestions on operating and firing this kiln please feel free to add to the conversation. Any bit of information is helpful. Thanks all!
  2. So I was thinking about glazes and I fire my kiln at 108F/h to cone 5 and hold for 60 minutes. This got me thinking about trying orton's other rate of climb. Trying something like 27F per hour to cone 6 instead of using a hold at cone 5. So fire to 2111F, 1965F then climb to 2165F at 27F/per hour. I was wondering if anyone has tried this type of schedule? I am curious at the differences it would make in my glazes. Instead of going straight cone 6, changing to cone 5 with an hour hold improved my glazes a lot. It got me thinking about trying this. Anyone fire at that final rate of 27F/h? Did it improve your glazes or no change?
  3. I've just opened my first firing with Hesselberth/Roy's suggested firing schedule for cone 6. I was surprised to see that my glazes turned out way more matt than usual (see photo of two pots, same glaze) as well as having a complete color change with my layered blue. Has anyone else experienced a complete change (for the worse) when using this firing schedule. I've rechecked the programing and it was entered correctly. Maybe having 3" brick on my kiln changes the game??? Would love some input. I'm refiring this load and hoping to salvage it.
  4. I have a new Paragon Kiln TNF-82 with a 12 key Sentry digital controller. I am so very confused as to the firing schedules. Ie. ramp up. Cool down etc. I used to own a manual kiln with a kiln sitter. I just put the bar in and it shut off when done. Now, can I fire the same way, or do I need to do a ramp up and slow cool? I am firing 12 x 12 x 1/2" tiles. First to bisque, then to ^6. I plan on stacking 4 on each shelf as suggested by an expert to bisque. Do I need to slow cooling down? Does anyone have a firing scedule for bisque and glaze firing I could follow? Its taken 3 weeks to dry these tiles, (46) and I really hate to see them mess up because I did something stupid! I have read all over the internet and have bought several books, but am still so confused!! I am sure i will learn and love my new digital, but right now it's very intimidating!!! Please help!! Please!!! Thank you Linda
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