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#1 Mo Collier

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

Hello All,
I'm new to this firing business but I'm not sure my Blue-diamond Tru-mat- tic was supposed to reach ^06 in a matter of only 4.5 hours. is this even possible? It's a relatively small kiln and was a small "loose" load. I needed to fire under-full to meet a deadline. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated...

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

So it didn't reach temp? Took longer? What exactly happened? Did the cone shut it off? 4.5 hours is quite possible, especially in a small kiln.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

So it didn't reach temp? Took longer? What exactly happened? Did the cone shut it off? 4.5 hours is quite possible, especially in a small kiln.


The ^ in the sitter bent enough for it to shut down, I don't have a digital read for temp so I'm merely hoping that it indeed did reach temp. I know that's probably not the best approach and I am still waiting for Blue diamond to get back to be about a thermometer for that kiln. Thanks for the feed back it is very much appreciated.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

If the cone bent, you're good to go, unless something odd happened that knocked the cone out, but that's very very unlikely. I wouldn't fret. My L&L e18T-3 (18 x 27 inches) kiln can get to 04 in just over 4 hours.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:13 PM

If the cone bent, you're good to go, unless something odd happened that knocked the cone out, but that's very very unlikely. I wouldn't fret. My L&L e18T-3 (18 x 27 inches) kiln can get to 04 in just over 4 hours.


I only use my kiln setter to fire. You'll be ok.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:15 PM

If the cone bent, you're good to go, unless something odd happened that knocked the cone out, but that's very very unlikely. I wouldn't fret. My L&L e18T-3 (18 x 27 inches) kiln can get to 04 in just over 4 hours.


Thanks! very happy to hear that and appreciate the info....
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:16 PM


If the cone bent, you're good to go, unless something odd happened that knocked the cone out, but that's very very unlikely. I wouldn't fret. My L&L e18T-3 (18 x 27 inches) kiln can get to 04 in just over 4 hours.


I only use my kiln setter to fire. You'll be ok.


Thanks for the feedback, its very much appreciated. :0)




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