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In Topic: Weight/size Charts?

23 February 2015 - 09:00 AM

On my salad plates I've used 2 lbs , where I center and open to 9 in then pull a wall for the rim, lay it over so the rim is at the edge of a 10 in bat pin hole but this seems to be too light to me, sorta what "Pres" said about mugs. I'm thinking It should be 2 1/4- 2 1/2 lbs to give more substance. I went up to 3 1/2 on my plates and that seems about right

Do others here like a thin or more robust plates.


In Topic: Firing Disaster? Fired For 20 Hours - 9 Hour Soak?

19 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

The thermocouple may have gone bad.They can have issues at higher temps as they age and keep the kiln from reaching temp.This is one of several possible problem areas as well as a bad element/elements.

Have you ever changed the T/C and how old are the elements. As elements age they lose the ability to get as hot as when they were new.

Just a few thouights


In Topic: Anyone With Experience Firing An Olympic Updraft Kiln?

08 January 2015 - 11:24 AM

I started with an Aim updraft 10 cu ft kiln with 3 burners in the center bottom with a bottom shelf about 6 in above the burners. It worked fine for bisk and could only get to cone 7-8 with bottom hotter than top for glaze firing, it was a great learning tool.

If possible find a manual on the internet or call Olympic for instruction on firing,and shelf placement.

There's a learning curve that is going to take some time but it's only Gas($$$) and pots($$$$) and time.

A gas updraft will work well and not fall apart on you as long as you are reasonably careful.

Study how they fire their kiln, ask question, take notes before you head off on your own.


In Topic: How High Did I Fire?

17 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

old thermocouples lose integrity as they age and it maybe the T?C is wore out and not reading the proper temp. if this is the case you need to change the t/c. several things could give this result, t/c and or elements


In Topic: Quick Consignment Deal - Need Confirmation :)

14 December 2014 - 04:59 PM

Has he done this before, ask for other crafters names  whose worked with him before for references , and all the above.

Good luck