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In Topic: My Kiln Keeps Turning Off

Today, 11:33 AM

Is it throwing a breaker for blowing fuse, in what way is it turning itself off?       Denice

In Topic: Bad Experience With Rohde Kiln - But Is Nabertherm Any Better?

02 July 2015 - 04:34 PM

I don't know anything about your kilns but I do know that in most kilns can have a noticeable temperature difference from the top to the bottom.  I can always see a difference in the same glaze  if it is placed throughout the kiln.  I have a kiln venting system and that really hasn't made any difference in pulling more heat to the bottom of the kiln. Most potters learn to work with their kilns by putting glazes on the bottom that like it a little cooler and the hotter ones on top.  A kiln with coils in the bottom would probably give you a more consistent fire, I have never fired one.    Denice

In Topic: Qotw: Would You Fire Your (Smaller) Work In A Trash Bin Kiln?

30 June 2015 - 11:19 AM

I would try one if i lived in a different area,  I would have to get permission from the fire department every time I wanted to use it.  Last year we were in no burning restrictions for 6 months between the drought and wind.  We had rain this spring so no major grass fires but we haven't had rain for a month now and the prairie grass is getting dry. It would be interesting to see one, perhaps he could be at NCECA in Kansas City.     Denice

In Topic: Stream Of Consciousness Back Fires ....

30 June 2015 - 11:07 AM

Your second one will turn out better, sometimes it takes a third one to get it perfect.  My large bubbler fountain I made is working,  I did have a crack on the inside of the top half, it doesn't show on the outside because it's a coil pot and the crack is inline with a coil.  The water and pump is in the lower half so no leakage, it's nice to have it running.   Denice

In Topic: Clay Storage Environment

26 June 2015 - 12:44 PM

Great idea Bob, I think I'll give that a try if I can find a empty plastic bin around here, I've got so many of them I hate to buy more.    Denice