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In Topic: Converting Electric To Gas

Yesterday, 06:36 PM

Most gas kilns, I've seen are in an outdoor, sometimes covered, area.  Those that are inside, are in large, all concrete spaces, as it was in my college studio.


From the videos I've seen, converting an old electric to gas, didn't seem that hard.  Some cutting in the side, and top for the intake and exit flue, and that's about it.



Did you watch the Simon Leach video, where he converted a kiln?  I always enjoy watching his demos.

In Topic: Shortage Because Of The Weather Up North

Yesterday, 06:12 PM

None of that "Pampered" clay for you Pres!

In Topic: How Are You Surviving This Winter Season?

03 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

Now that's a delivery man!


I have an old coal shoot on that would make a great method for getting clay in.  Except that the previous owner had a wood shop there, and made an exhaust vent through it, which is now my kiln vent.

In Topic: How Are You Surviving This Winter Season?

03 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Yeah, the temperature regulation is great.  Moving heavy things down into the space, nope.  I haven't yet moved anything more than a couple hundred pounds at a time, into my studio.  If I do start doing so, it will be me and a two wheel cart, I believe.


How did you do it?  A cart, you and your twenty closest friends (that would only be two boxes per person...) or did you just stand at the top of the stairs, and left gravity pull them down, hoping the boxes and bags were really well constructed?

In Topic: How Are You Surviving This Winter Season?

03 March 2015 - 12:51 PM

Mea, judging from the looks of the studio, you've posted before, I'd say our houses are about the same age.  Mine was built in 1920.  So I can imagine your space, is just as "cool" as mine.  Concrete block walls, concrete floors, that just radiate cold, all year long.


Mine has the same stairs, same walls/ foundation, but the layout is a bit different... And your studio is waaaay nicer and better organized... Putting things on shelves, so you can find them?  That makes too much sense!