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  1. Week 37 I realize that this book may be out of date with the newer technologies, but it may be a place spur further discussion with those of you who have first person experience building kilns. In the 20th century there were two great debates about refractories for kilns. The first of these involved the use of hard brick vs. ______________________. The second of these involved the use of insulating firebrick vs.________________________. ceramic fiber, hard brick ceramic fiber, cast insulation insulating firebrick, ceramic fiber cast insulation, hard brick Two considerations that affect the shape of the kiln are: (1) the size and shape of the ware to be fired, and (2) ___________________________. available studio space shelf dimensions kiln pad size door size There are basically two types of burners: Inspirator type, which relies on the gas pressure to entrain and mix the air as it emerges from the orifice; ______________type that relieds on a blower or forced air system to entrain the gas. Respirator Instigator Aspirator Orator There are two basic wall-construction systems utilizing ceramic fiber: (1) Layered or wallpaper systems, and (2) ___________________ systems. Edge Cast block Bound fiberfax This weeks questions come from The Energy-Efficient Potter, Regis C. Brodie, c 1982, Watson Guptill Publications, NY NY Note from Pres: There was a day when I had thought that I would be building a fuel burning kiln. As I had always been into researching a decision before jumping into it, I read several books that I bought and borrowed on kiln construction. As I live in a small town with little in the way of surrounding land, and close to what was downtown. It never happened, the dream changed. However, I still have a number of kiln building books.
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