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Frankiegirl

Member Since 04 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2017 07:32 AM
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In Topic: Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

15 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

Using wax resist.

 

Just fired a kiln load yesterday and no fumes - no kiln smell. Guess those new vent tubes I installed really made a difference!

 

I saw a thread about someone using this product:  https://www.mcmaster...3145k67/=16d6at

Anyone have experience with this product? The metal ones from the hardware store only lasted a year, and obviously needed to be changed sooner than I did. So, perhaps I should change them every 6 months if I go with those.


In Topic: Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

14 February 2017 - 02:33 PM

I have a big warehouse with excellent ventilation. The vented air goes out of a cinder block wall with no windows. The door would not allow for air re-entry unless it was opened. I keep it closed during firing.

The wax hypothesis is exactly what Bailey said. It does seem to stop after about 6-700F. Could not letting my glaze ware dry before firing be causing the issue? Maybe I need to let them sit overnight?

Perhaps it was that my vent was just badly deteriorated and replacing the duct pipes will solve my issue?

In Topic: Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

14 February 2017 - 12:39 PM

Just checking, and this may seem a dumb question but, there is supposed to be a small gap between the outside of the kiln and where the vent hose begins. Correct? I assumed it was for additional air intake but maybe I have this wrong?

Kilns both pass match test. I used a lighter and flame is pulled inward.

In Topic: Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

14 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

I will start closing both kiln lids and plug holes in kiln not in use when I use the damper. That may help some. Holes are in the lower back walls, per Bailey installation instruction, and they are clear and open. It really could be a number of small tweaks like these to get me where I need to be.

In Topic: Kiln Venting Not Enough - Need Help

14 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

Going to Dr today. I am concerned.

Checked the hoses today and all looks tight now. I replaced some that looked corroded. Will try the match test.

Using a Bailey 7cu ft and l&l 4cu ft. Vent is a Bailey. I connected them both with kiln-tech support from both kiln manufacturers.