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Member Since 24 Apr 2012
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In Topic: 110/115 Kiln Does Not Have Standard 110/115 Plug

17 September 2015 - 02:53 PM

The 2 different 110 plugs indicate different amperage on the circuit and also should indicate the wiring in the wall as well.

The standard household outlet is for 15 amps max.

Very few kilns can run on such a small amount of amperage.

Household voltage kilns usually need a 20 amp breaker and circuit.


Don't just change the 15 amp outlet to the 20 amp outlet willy-nilly : the wiring from the panel to that outlet may only accommodate 15 amps max.

By pulling more amps than the wire can handle you are asking for trouble, like big trouble, like a fire.

In Topic: Dark Northeastern Clay--Preferably ^05 Range Or ^10

09 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

Sheffield Black is cool and dark as heck

It's c05 Low-fire earthenware


In Topic: High Temperature Kiln Rods

09 September 2015 - 12:24 PM

This one works: much thicker



In Topic: Christening A New Kiln - The Kiln Gods

23 July 2015 - 02:20 PM

In addition to the kiln god figure to create, there are some traditional offerings to make, lamb, bamboo, colored paper etc.

31295017115808.pdf - Repositories

In Topic: Amber Glaze

08 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

Cowan amber Celadon in John Britt's Complete Guide to High fire glazes is lovely:

Sometimes does crazy fantastic blue hares fur when pummeled with wood ash for days on end too!

(that's it doing that in my profile picture). Although the back side away from the ash stays that honey amber.


44 custer

12.8 silica

17.7 whiting

6.1 ball clay

11.1 redart

2 bone ash

3.8 talc

2.5 g. borate

4.1 RIO