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In Topic: Slip Cracking In The Mold

01 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

its reclaimed.

In Topic: Slip Cracking In The Mold

31 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

the molds are flipped and drained, and almost immediately, cracks all the way through form.

i made the slip. ive used this slip before with no problems.

ive tried adding water, taking all the water out.

i havent used the viscosity cup or hydrometer.

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

19 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

well, i got the tool today and it places the rod exactly where it was.

this means, it isnt going to fire incorrectly for the 9th time.


can i give up now?

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

08 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

thanks so much for the advice, neil.

i will try again!!

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

05 April 2014 - 01:58 PM


it did the same thing before i changed out the elements. my kiln isnt that big, so not filling the top and bottom to capacity frustrates me.

i was hoping the new elements would change that.

when i do load the middle full and not so full on the top/bottom, its still guesswork. things still come out incorrectly.



hi fellow ohioan. where are you located? im in zanesville, an hour east of columbus.

my 3 cone in the sitter was severely bent. i also replaced the sitter rod mechanism, so thats new. (im not sure what its called)

and the 5 switches dont have a high/low option. just on/off. and i do stagger. bottom switch, wait 1/2 hr, up one switch, wait 1/2 hr.

i tried firing it top/bottom switch, wait 1 hour, 2nd one up/2nd one down, wait 1 hour, then middle. that did nothing.


and yes, it was a cone 3 in the sitter. :)



i spoke with a tech at evenheat (where i got the elements) he was pretty confused and didnt know what to say for awhile.

he then suggested the trigger plate adjustment, which i did, but wasnt informed of that tool dealio. ill try that.



i appreciate everyones thoughts. thank you for your time!!