Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:43 AM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:51 AM
You don't say what temperature you are firing to. Also, are you firing electric or gas?Reduction,oxidation?
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:57 AM
I need to buy some new kiln shelves and I am considering lighter shelving. I do not need a whole new set just some additions, but I am concerned that firing with two different kinds of shelves will cause uneven heating because of different heat absorption. Is there any good reason to stick to the same shelving I already have or can I mix it up?
Julia, that is a good question. It is okay to fire shelves of different types in the same kiln. If a thinner shelf needs more thermal density so that it matches the other shelves, just load more mass on that thinner shelf.
If you are making production ware and have developed a precise loading pattern, where each shelf has a set number of pieces and is placed in the same part of the kiln for every firing, then a different shelf type may
disturb your loading plan. Otherwise it won't matter.
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:42 AM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:39 PM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:05 PM
The cheaper other option is the hollow corelites
Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:19 PM
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