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eoteceramics

Member Since 17 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2016 06:32 AM
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In Topic: Silica Sand For Use Under Slabs

03 November 2016 - 05:29 AM

Hi,

 

Thanks for all replies Perkolator, Marcia, etc I think you've  just saved me a lot of time and hassle.

 

Julia :D 


In Topic: Silica Sand For Use Under Slabs

01 November 2016 - 10:18 AM

Hi,

 

Thanks for replies, I'll follow your advice. But do you not get warping if fired on their side? Marcia, what coils do you use? and can they lean at an angle against the bricks? Thanks again.

 

Julia


In Topic: Two Pieces Ruined, Help Needed

26 May 2016 - 12:59 AM

Hi, thanks for going to all that trouble :rolleyes: 

 

Yes its earthenware and cone 2. It does have a controller so I will attempt to  reprogramme to your recommendations and see if its any better. Its hard not to peek but I'll go walk next doors dog !

 

Thanks again, Julia


In Topic: Two Pieces Ruined, Help Needed

25 May 2016 - 11:59 AM

Thanks Min,

 

Wow I really thought they were dry, I did the moisture test with my finger and they seemed ok, but I guess not :(

 

I fire to 1140 °over approx. 12hrs about 100°an hour with a half hour soak. I don't open the door until its under 200°and even then just for a peek. I also never used to cover while drying as It takes so long anyway but will start doing this now. I have to confess these two pieces were left out in the rare sunshine for an hour or two just t speed it up so I suppose that didn't help matters.


In Topic: Two Pieces Ruined, Help Needed

25 May 2016 - 01:24 AM

Hi, these are the pieces after I took them from the kiln.

 

Pic 2 seems to have just cracked straight across with the attached pieces coming away from the surface.

 

In the first one the piece has seemingly crumbled in one part as well as the smaller pieces coming away from the surface, very curious as to what has caused the crumbling.

 

Any ideas very welcome.

 

Julia