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#1 FinnPotterYksi

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:02 PM

Hi Ya'll !
I am going to buy my very first kiln soon and I was wondering
what is the best way to vent the kiln? Some folks say don't spend
your money , just open the windows. Any information?!

#2 Chris Campbell

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:18 PM

Kiln venting systems are not only a way to move fumes out of the room, they are also moving the air
inside the kiln to keep firings temps more even throughout the kiln.

Fans also helps with even cooling ...
I fire down to control the cooling speed with the fan going all the time. Most cracking and warping
problems happen on the way down.

I believe these systems optimize your kilns performance.

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#3 Kelly Savino

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:40 PM

I have to second Chris on that. An envirovent is well worth the money. It evens out the firing, brightens the colors, and takes nasty gasses out of your workspace. Even bisque offgasses toxins in firing, and some glaze ingredients (like manganese) can be more dangerous to breathe than to handle.

I believe there are lots of gadgets potters don't need in the studio. Safety equipments and kiln vents are the exceptions.




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