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?
Kiln Sitter Rod Kiln Wash?
Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:58 PM
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
Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:03 PM
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.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:17 PM
Ok, Sometimes have the cone sticking to it so I'll give it a coat.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:43 AM
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 Selsor, Professor Emerita,
Montana State University-Billings
Fulbright Scholar to Spain 1985-86, Uzbekistan 1994
Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:36 AM
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
Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:08 AM
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.
Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:43 AM
Well, if you are the control Pres, you best coat yourself in some wash...
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