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.
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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