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In Topic: Best Literature To Learn How To Stack A Gas Kiln?

25 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

Yes, I will have a target brick in the middle of the flame trough to deflect the flame upward.  I was going to make special furniture that would allow me to glaze fire the flutes vertically.  If I do this and the kiln is packed full with vertical flutes 20 to 24 inches tall, how do I in the name of heaven direct the flame when there would be no shelves....Make bag walls all the way up except at  the top and front of the kiln?  



In Topic: Best Literature To Learn How To Stack A Gas Kiln?

25 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

always looking for shortcuts........................I really don't like that  "The book of Hard Knocks" is written in the first  person singular voice.  It hits too close to home.  


I will place bag walls as part of my furniture on the fire side of the stack.  I think I can use hard brick splits to do so.  I am getting ready to order more shelves.  This week I will cure the kiln with a slow and low fire.



In Topic: My Kiln Build

23 April 2017 - 12:03 AM

I placed a 2 inch thick castable arch a few days ago. I have placed 4 inches of kaowool on top of the castable. On top of the wool, I have placed some expanded steel. I will be adding 4 inches of junk castable on top of the expanded steel mesh.

I have run into a conundrum... the door. Since my hard bricks are tongue and groves the outer wall does not form a flat surface, so what type of door will work?


In Topic: I Was Gifted A Kiln

07 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

Kilns are like Lay's potato chips...No one ever wants just one... Once you plug it in, you are hooked.


In Topic: Making Glazes

05 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

You could find out what a cup of each of your ingredients weighs, then multiply the # of cups by each individual weight.  You would have what is in each glaze by weight.  At that point you could add ingredients as needed to get it to the desired recipe.


It's work, but the 4 buckets of glaze material could be salvaged.