Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Babs

Kiln Sitter Rod Kiln Wash?

Recommended Posts

Babs    386

On reading the orton site " repair and maintenance ofhte kiln sitter, it mentions aplying kiln wsh to the rod. I have never done this. Is this practised by anyone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Denice    243

When the rod on my kiln sitter was getting a few miles on it the cones started sticking to it and causing inaccurate firings, I used some kiln wash on it until I could replace it.     Denice

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt Oz    67

I have not found this necessary for mid range ceramics, but low fire sticks to the supports and rod, a coating of kiln wash helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Marcia Selsor    1,301

I put a dab of kiln wash on the rod as well as the prongs that hold the cone. keeps things from sticking and slows down corrosion.

Marcia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Denice    243

I forgot I put it on the prongs also, I didn't know that it slowed down corrosion I'm getting ready to load a bisque fire,  I'll dab some on.   Denice

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pres    896

No, I don't use wash on my rod or supports. . . wait, I don't have them! This kiln fires without the setter or any other shut off, but me.  When I was teaching I did not wash the rod or supports on any of the kilns I had. Even in the first few years when firing low fire with Amaco glazes no wash. Occasionally there would be a little stick to the rod, but a pair of pliers would break it off of the rod. Later when firing mid stoneware I never noticed any residue on the rod or supports.

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  

×