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Stephen

Member Since 28 Jan 2013
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In Topic: Soak?

29 January 2015 - 11:29 AM

Joy are you talking about candling prior to ramp up on bisque to make sure all is dry? I think a glaze soak for an hour on medium wouldn't really work since the temp would start dropping from the peak and if it did work a 1/2 hour to an hour soak would be too much heat work at those temps, right? 


In Topic: New Kiln Or Refit Old Kiln

28 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

Hi Jolie, most people that fire electric kilns do not fire to cone 10.

 

Although many kilns are rated to cone 10 it wears out the elements a LOT faster and increases the firing time substantially unless you pop for high end (read expensive) elements and thicker bricks.

 

I have read consistently that there is no real benefit from firing oxidation to cone 10 to justify this expense. Cone 5,6 is pretty much the standard glaze firing in electric.


In Topic: Soak?

28 January 2015 - 05:53 PM

it provides additional heat work and I think mostly used to even out your glazes. I think it's 15 minutes to a cone equivalent. We usually fire to cone 5 with a 15 minute hold in conjunction with a ramped cooling schedule.  


In Topic: Where Does Used Ceramics Equipment Go?

27 January 2015 - 12:16 PM

also on CL make sure your searches are picking everything you're interested in. For example to see all the wheels I find I have to search "potters wheel" and "pottery wheel". also use the online tools that search across CL in multiple areas to make sure there is not one fairly close by.

 

good luck!


In Topic: Pugmill As Extruder - Will It Work?

23 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

Hey would you mind letting us know how you like it with an update once you use it?