Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
deHues

Quality Of Firing In Short Kiln Vs Tall

Recommended Posts

Well it looks like I will finally be ready to get a new L&L kiln within a month. I have decided that a kiln about 6.8 c.f. would work well for the amount and size of things I am producing. My feeling is that since I am over 60 the 28" wide x 18" tall would be good for my back as well as accommodate the occasional platter, etc.

 

There is also a 6.7 c.f. kiln that is 22.375" wide x 27" tall version. They both fit my price range.

 

My question is, in your experience, does the firing environment work as well in the shorter version or is the taller one going to have more up and down room for the magic to happen. I will be firing obviously oxidation and to ^6 and less. 

 

The kiln will have a Vent-Sure System and the 3 inch bricks.

 

btw, you can't see me jumping up and down in excitement. I'm giving my self a headache with the happiness.

Darthe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations. I think you should go visit one. I am 65 and I have a big oval. I use 2 cinderblocks to stand on to load it. The 18" kiln seems low to me. You could raise that height by putting it on cinderblocks. Go to a show room and feel what it is like to put a shelf into it. You could probably adjust the height for comfort for your back. The firing should be fine. That is a good company.

 

Marcia

deHues likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't need the height, then go with the 28" wide by 18" tall. Your back will thank you. The wider diameter will give you more efficient loading space, too. Just remember that you're going to lose about 1.5" due to the shelf you'll put on the bottom. As for the firing, because your kiln will have zone control it won't matter how tall it is.

 

I'd be happy to give you pricing if you don't have a local L&L distributor that you're working with.

deHues likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×