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In Topic: Kiln Vent Operation

19 May 2015 - 09:58 PM

David, thanks for the suggestion. I had thought zone control was only for very large kilns. I will look into it. Right now I don't have money to consider it but can always look forward to Christmas. Firing again tonight. New glazes making me very anxious about outcome.

In Topic: Manual Sitter Vs Digital Controller; Your Preference?

19 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

I have both. I bisque in the kiln with the sitter and glaze fire with the digital controller. I got the digital controller kiln so I could do slow cooling. It also has a delay start and preheat function that I use. My dream kiln is gas. I love the look of reduction.

In Topic: Commercial Glaze Sequence

19 May 2015 - 09:45 PM

Depending on your kiln size you may be able to fill it with test tiles if you test all 11 glazes on top of each other. For under glazes I made a low, flat bowl with a hole on the rim. I went around it with the under glaze colors. I did this for both clears I use. Don't forget to put kiln wash on shelves before glaze firing. Remember to number test tiles and take good notes. Out of 153 test tiles the one I want to copy is the blank line in my notebook.

In Topic: Glaze Bucket Water Turning Brown

19 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

To remove water from a glaze I use a large cleaning sponge. Get it damp first then after the glaze has set and settled for a couple of days I touch the sponge to the surface water, remove and squeeze. Works very quickly.

In Topic: Scrape The Glaze Bucket, Or Not?

19 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

I use toilet brushes from the dollar store to stir glaze buckets with. I leave a brush in each bucket. I will brush down the sides after use.