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Member Since 07 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Burner Placement In Kiln Design

28 April 2015 - 07:48 AM

Thanks to all for the info, I get to work on it bit by bit as time allows.One of the reason for not putting the burners under the kiln is not being able to easily get down to light them.

Thanks, Wyndham

In Topic: Insulating Kiln Wall/floor Interface

26 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

It might be possible to get some scrap kaowool and wedge in in with a putty knife or some thing like that. The kaowool won't harm the elements.


In Topic: Burner Placement In Kiln Design

25 April 2015 - 12:09 PM

So what is the rod spacing, (6)@8 inches to cover the 48 inches or ?. How much fiber did it take. Mine looks to be 45 in across and 40-42 front to back as the bricks fit


In Topic: Burner Placement In Kiln Design

25 April 2015 - 09:39 AM

Biggest reason for a top loader is my age and bending down that low to load the kiln as the location has a low shed roof. If I made it a front loader, I'd have to make it a car kiln.

My first kiln was similar with a fiber top 3 layer tied with kanthal wire, this one will be a bit smaller only about 30-34 in deep. I need a quick turn around/test kiln. if I need a quick 20 or 30 mugs and a few other things, I can turn it around load and fire in a day.

I have some 1 in high alumina 28x13 used shelves that are bowed, I could cut length wise and prop along side the flame channel(stack side) as a thin bag wall to protect the ware if needed.


Mark are those 3" or 4"  folds by how wide, 12 inches. How do you overlap the courses to keep the courses tight enough to keep all the heat in?

Getting  excited, first new kiln in awhile


In Topic: Burner Placement In Kiln Design

24 April 2015 - 09:37 PM

Thanks, I had this years ago but either lost it or packed it away as not to lose it ha ha :). I think I'll go as big as possible for the flame way. I'll follow up later if it works out.

Marcia, I'll try out your cone 6 red when I get it up and firing.