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How many hours does an ^06 slow bisque and an ^6 slow glaze take on an electric kiln?


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#1 confused_yet_curious

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

Hi all, does any of you know how many hours does an cone 06 slow bisque take and how many hours does an cone 6 slow glaze take in an electric kiln?

#2 Mark C.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

I bisque a packed load in about 8 hours max from on to off. Pots are dry or mostly so.
I tend to push it more than most on firing. I spend more time drying pots on the front end.
Cone 6 is just a temp I'm passing thru to cone 11 glaze so I have no thoughts on that.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

I fire an L&L Easy Fire e23T3 kiln, approx. 7 cu.ft. I slow bisque to cone 05 using the preset slow bisque program; without any preheat, it takes about 13 hours. I glaze fire to cone 6 using the preset slow glaze program and add a 15 minute hold/soak at temperature; it takes about 9 hours.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

Added to the other posts this might help a little. I bisque to 04 slow running 11 - 13 hours depending on the load which is usually not packed. Glaze fire to cone 6 with a 15 minute hold about 12 hr and a half. Skutt 1027 digital. Glaze program 100 per hour to 220, 350 per hour to 2000, 125 per hour to 2185, hold 15, shut off.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:09 AM

Hi CYC,
Skutt 1018, roughly 7.5 - 8 hours for an 06 bisque and 13.5 for a ramped (up and down) ^6 glaze firing.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Hi all, does any of you know how many hours does an cone 06 slow bisque take and how many hours does an cone 6 slow glaze take in an electric kiln?


The question is like "how long is a piece of string?"
How densely loaded, how old the elements, and how long between Low-Med-High on older (switched) kilns all contribute to the elapsed time.
That said, the other responses sound about right. My L&L 7 cu ft takes about 8 hours on fast fire to cone 1, with a full load (not glazed, tiles stacked) cone 6 takes another 2 or three hours.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

I bisque in about 8 hours and ^6 glaze in about 12-13 hours depending on the soaking time I use. At school I slow bisque in 12-13 hours because of students work...some is very thick and sometimes not completely dry.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

It all depends on the firing schedule you are using, but anywhere from 5-14 hours.
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