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Mesi

Member Since 19 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2014 08:35 AM
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In Topic: Envirovent Suddenly Not Venting Fumes

17 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

Okay, so 4 or so firings later, and I'm still no closer to solving this mystery.

Everything is still attached correctly. I even uninstalled the duct and used a shorter more direct route from kiln to vent.

Seems to stank up my house even when there is no wind.

Holding a match over the lid holes, I do see the flame being pulled in a bit, and when I go outside there is a lit of air being blown out the vent.

Anybody have any other suggestions? Do I just call skutt and try to troubleshoot? At this point I'm really frustrated because I spent $400 and got this thing, and my house still smells like death by cancer. :/

In Topic: Envirovent Suddenly Not Venting Fumes

12 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

All the peephole plugs were in.  I'll try checking with a match when I get home (kiln is off now, but the vent is still running).  I guess it could be the wind interfering with it.  I dont remember what the weather was like when I first noticed the problem.

 

Another thought- does how the kiln is packed make a difference in the vent's functionality?


In Topic: For Christmas.

12 November 2014 - 03:03 AM

So... Many.... Egg separators....

Closely followed by spoon rests.

Third runner up are (oddly specific )mugs with trees on them. Any kind of mug. Any kind of tree. People around here have been losing their minds for all three of these items lately.

In Topic: Does Your Kiln/wheel/other Have A Name?

12 November 2014 - 02:55 AM

Haha, my in studio dehumidifier is named "the professor" because we set him up in front of ware to dry it, so it looks like he's standing up in front of a class.

We took it a step further and gave him a mustache and monocle too... Lol

Certain finished ceramic pieces get names too, but they're never flattering. ;) there was sonofab*tch the flower pot, and dumb little brother the traveler mug...

In Topic: Building A Basement Studio

01 May 2014 - 01:42 PM

Also, on the dehumidifier thing, I use one sometimes, but it can dry stuff out FAST (including eyes and lips, haha). So if you leave it on and you're out of the studio for a day you can come back a pile of ware that's too dry to work with anymore.  :/