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setting a kiln directly on the floor

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Hi all

I'm getting my kiln set up for the first time, and I could use some expert advice :)

My kiln has no stand, and I cannot easily buy one.

 

I'm thinking of setting the kiln directly on a cement floor, in a well-ventilated shed.

do you think there might be a problem with that?

I'm not worried about staining or damaging the floor, could it cause damage to my kiln?

thanks

Jimena

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I'm thinking of setting the kiln directly on a cement floor, in a well-ventilated shed.

do you think there might be a problem with that?

I'm not worried about staining or damaging the floor, could it cause damage to my kiln?

thanks

Jimena

 

 

Placing the kiln directly on the concrete floor may alter the firing characteristics of the kiln, because the concrete will act as a heat sync. I recommend that you use a kiln stand, which allows air to flow under the kiln.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com

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I agree with Neil. You can crack your floor. Plus the concrete can wick moisture which you don't want in a kiln. Buy or scrounge enough cinder blocks to make a level stand. Make sure that there is air flow through the sides. Done!

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thank you guys, that is really helpful. I didn't understand that air flow was important.

I'll set it up on cinderblocks, making sure that there is space between them for air to move through.

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