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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: New Technologies

29 October 2014 - 08:38 AM

We've got a four channel data logger on our new anagama....... melding 21st Century technology with 5th Century technology. ;)

 

best,

 

.................john


In Topic: Wire And Breaker Size For Kiln

27 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

I don't know about South Africa, but here in the States many electricians are used to "home apliances" kinds of installation.... not kilns. They are used to clothes dryers and electric stoves and sometimes electric heat.

 

The high duty cycle of a kiln at the top end of the firng (basically ON all the time) is not something that they typcally deeply understand. So they may be basing their ideas on their trove of experiental knowledge.

 

Typically...... unless you find someone who KNOWS kilns..... follow the kiln manufacturer's info. If you have to err... err on the side of too large wire and too large a breaker .

 

BTW... Mark knows what he is talking about (above).

 

best,

 

.......................john


In Topic: What % Of The Sale Price Do You Receive?

26 October 2014 - 09:31 PM

When you wholesale, the shop then owns the merchandise free and clear of you.  They can price it or discount it as they see fit (unless you have some sort of legal contract stating that is not allowed.)

 

If they think they can get 400% markup...... and move the items... they will.  If that is happening, it says you are likely underpricing the work.

 

If you are consigning... look up your state's consignment laws.  And get a written CONTRACT.  No contract... no wares left.

 

best,

 

..............john


In Topic: Hard Brick Vs Ifb

26 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

They could be good for lining a WOOD kiln. ;)   hint...hint....hint.

 

best,

 

...............john


In Topic: Nuka glaze - what is it?

26 October 2014 - 10:56 AM

Phil,

 

As mentioned way above..... I import it.  And it is the most expensive glaze ingredient I buy because of that.  But the real thing and the synthetic recipes do look different if you are looking closely.  I reserve it almost 100% for Chawan.

 

It is the burnerd ash... not the husks.  The husks burn down a huge amount (probably 80 percent)..... so while light... they are voluminous and would be crazy to ship.

 

best,

 

..................john