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jrgpots

Member Since 15 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

28 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

John does this idea have merit?

Jed

In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

28 August 2014 - 04:27 PM

My idea is to change these burners to power burners. This would prevent the backburning in the throat of the burners.

Jed

In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

28 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

Can you take a picture of your burners, showing what is directly behind the burner? I have an idea that might help

In Topic: Thickening Iron Oxide

27 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

Since oxide washes are mostly water and the water is what spreads the wash around, you can thicken the water with Xanthum gum.  1-3 tsp of gum to 16 ounces of fluid, followed by shaking vigorously will thicken the water soln and suspend the RIO.  The xanthum gum burns out in the firing.  I have used it for a while.  I don't know if anyone else has done this before.  But I found it works for me.  Its biggest drwback is that it is an organic material and will go bad.  So make up small batches you will use quickly.

 

Jed


In Topic: Setting Up A Kiln

21 August 2014 - 06:02 PM

Building code will not allow you to vent it to the garage.  The garage has to sealed from the house.  If you vent it to the garage, the garage fumes will leak back into the house when the vent is not in use.  This sets you up for possible carbon monoxide poisoning from garage fumes if the car is allowed to idle in the garage.  Carbon monoxide is heavier than air so the fumes would hug the ground and flow down the vent into the basement. So as mentioned by all, vent it to the outside.

 

Jed