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Arnold Howard

Member Since 26 May 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2014 06:05 PM
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In Topic: Overcoming Insecurity

19 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

You are an amazing artist. I say that with complete honesty. The detail in your drawing is remarkable.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com


In Topic: Envirovent Suddenly Not Venting Fumes

12 November 2014 - 08:35 AM

The peephole plugs must be inserted. Maybe one fell out.

 

What happens when you hold a match flame outside a vent hole while the vent is running?

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com


In Topic: Should I Flip My Bottom?

27 October 2014 - 07:46 AM

The stand should be large enough to support the walls. The TnF-82 comes with an 18" x 18" x 9" (45 cm x 45 cm x 22 cm) stand.

 

Yes, you can slide a piece of sheet metal between the kiln and stand. It is easy to do.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com


In Topic: Buying A Used Kiln

14 October 2014 - 02:54 PM

The kiln might be good for a few more years of firings in spite of its age. The bricks may not be as bad as they appear. If you can buy the kiln for a song, and you have the circuit already installed, maybe you should consider it. Make sure the elements all fire. Check the amperage. Look for rust. Make sure the Kiln Sitter works.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com


In Topic: I Can't See/find My Cone!

14 October 2014 - 07:49 AM

In addition to placing the cone on the opposite side of the firing chamber from the peephole, align the cone so the bottom third is silhouetted by the element. Thus, the cone will still be silhouetted by the light of the element after the cone bends.

 

In some kilns, the center elements do not glow brightly even at cone 6. To see the cone, you may need to silhouette it against a top element instead of a center element.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com