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Insuring Merchandise To And From Shows

30 June 2015 - 12:13 PM

Help!! Is there any way to do this? I've spoken to a dozen different people this week trying to find a way to insure my pottery while travelling to a show 600 miles away. The closest thing to a solution that anyone could come up with that covers us while in transit was a general business insurance policy, which is A) waaayyyy to expensive for something we really only need for this show, and B) only insures the cost of materials that went into the work.

Does anyone know of anything better?

Envirovent Suddenly Not Venting Fumes

12 November 2014 - 02:42 AM

I installed a skutt envirovent 2 several months ago to help deal with fumes when firing (especially wax resist). My studio is in my basement and as I've transitioned to being a full time potter, I'm firing 2 or 3 days a week. The fumes were definitely shortening my life. Lol

Vent worked perfectly until about a week ago when I started noticing fumes again. And tonight the smell was so bad it woke me from a dead sleep to open all the windows (even though its snowing with 60mph wind).

So, I'm sitting in my living room at 2am in a parka and bunny slippers hoping someone has some experience troubleshooting these vents.

-outside there is still warm air actively blowing from the vent

-ducting is still attached at plenum cup,the joint between the first piece of duct house and the extension, and up at the motor

-checked the holes in kiln floor and lid after I first noticed the smell last week and none were obstructed. Plenum cup seated correctly around the floor holes

-the two half shelves on the kiln floor are raised up and spaced with a gap between them.

I did notice that my lid doesn't seem to really seal when closed. The gap seems to be where two bricks are a little lower than the others, but we're Talking like 1mm difference maybe. The kiln hasnt been moved or bumped though, so I don't see how that could have been a recent development, and like I said, the vent has worked fine for over a month.

Any thoughts or suggestions on what to check?