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Member Since 18 Sep 2013
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In Topic: Making A Kiln Lid

18 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

I would also look at adding a layer of fiber board to the outside of the kiln to increase the insulation value and tightness.

I considered that. At the moment it has a sheet metal covering inside a welded angle iron frame.

In Topic: Meat Grinder As Pugmill?

18 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

I tried using a small hand crank meat grinder. It ended up being more of a pain then what it was worth. Ended up going with the smallest Peter pugger I could get at the time, they may have a smaller model now but idk. It handles about 25 pounds in a batch and does a wonderful job. The results and time/labor savings will out way the costs and your wrists and elbows will be appreciative, at least mine were.

In Topic: Making A Kiln Lid

18 September 2013 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for the replies. The kiln is going to be top loading square kiln, 36" square outside with 4.5" wall thickness giving it 27" square inside. Using 9x3x4.5" 2600 IFB with a hard brick around the gas ports to prevent damaging soft bricks. It will have 2 intake ports and a downdraft exhaust. Will be using propane as a fuel source. And yes I reckon I do mean mortar instead of cement. Was also considering making it a two piece lid for weight purposes. Ill be lifting on and off most likely unless I decide to fabricate a hinge system.