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Arnold Howard

Member Since 26 May 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2014 07:44 AM
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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


In Topic: How To Transport My Kiln

09 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

Here is a video showing how to crate a top-loading kiln:

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

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

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com


In Topic: An "office" Kiln

30 September 2014 - 01:13 PM

You have received excellent advice on this forum.

 

You can fire a cone 6 pottery kiln on a 120 volt, 15 amp circuit, but you will be limited to a kiln interior of about 6" x 6" x 6". The circuit must be dedicated, which means it will not be used for other appliances while the kiln is firing. This might be feasible if you could place the kiln near an open window and limit your projects to very small pieces such as pendants.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P.,

Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com