I found my slat kiln build photos
Alternative kiln roof and metal frame work for a high fire kiln. The metal is all sprayed with high heat aluminum paint
I read an article about 15 years ago from Mel Jacobson using fiber modules he was given .It got me thinking about building a roof from fiber, which I designed around my own needs. At that time I was working on a salt kiln in side yard-it was in the planning stage
Here’s some photos from that build-the fiber is cut in u shapes that you fold-then a stainless steel rod threaded at ends is pierced thru and two iron flat stock bars hold it under tension.
The walls are mix of hard and soft k28 bricks, the floor is three layers-two hard with a soft sandwiched between. The stack is all hard brick and a stainless steel chimney.
The door pipe hinge was scraped from another potters car kiln door and I added the 360-spin feature to it –it’s the best door design I have ever had.
I used heavy steel on the frame as this is a salt kiln and after a decade it’s still holding up well.
Care must be used when handling fiber.
I have never seen this roof design using the fiber folded this way. It would work very well in a reduction kiln and you can span large distances, it has yet to sag at all. In the detail photo you can see the spiked thread ends. The wire is used to handle it and suspend it while placement then removed.
The photos of the group was our 1st fire. I'm the guy on the right in all photos next to kiln.
That was years ago.