The corner posts are in, as are the trusses for a single-pitch roof. The walls (I have to have walls, to keep out the snow - there will be large removable sections for ventilation during firing) are 3' minimum from the kiln. For at least 12" around the chimney there will only be the metal roof, no trusses or strapping.
But after the kind husband put the trusses up, I realized - they look really close to the kiln. Clearance is about 28" at the closest point.
Do you think I could keep it this close, but put some sort of a heat barrier up there? Durock with an air space? If we need to rebuild it, how much of a clearance would we optimally have?
If it matters, this will be a crossdraft propane-fired soda kiln. With a bit of wood, as well.
And I know the photo is difficult to decipher - it's tight quarters back there; difficult to get a proper shot.
And I'm incredibly thankful, as always!