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.
I'm not sure about that gap- I haven't used the Bailey vent. But if it's pulling flame then you're probably fine. All vents of that type need to pull a little air from the kiln, a lot more air from the room to cool it down in the ductwork. That gap may be providing the room air. You could try closing off a little bit of that gap to get more kiln draw. Sometimes vents can't keep up with the amount of fumes coming from wax burnout. You may want to consider putting in a secondary vent system, like through-the-wall fan, or an overhead hood.
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