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  1. Min, thank you for your reply. I had a quote from BCAA a couple of years back but it was a lot higher than my current policy with FutureGuard. Now that I'm considering installing a kiln (and FutureGuard won't hear of it), it may be the time to look at BCAA again. I will keep updating this thread with info about insurance.
  2. Thank you all for the info! Apparently it's a 4-burner kiln that was purchased used and fired only a couple of times by the current owner. Age is unknown. Originally NG but was converted to LP. I sent a bunch more questions to the seller and started asking my home insurance broker about potential kiln installation. So far have been denied coverage by my current insurer but the broker will look for someone else who may be able to insure me. Anyone out here from beautiful British Columbia who has a kiln installed on their property (and has disclosed it to their home insurance company) ?
  3. Thank you Lin. I don't know if I'm too optimistic because of how new I am to pottery (on my 4th year) or because I don't plan to do a lot of reduction, mainly oxidation. But the difference in temperature is concerning. Have you talked to Olympic about this?
  4. Hello all, I am considering to buy a used Olympic gas kiln "in excellent condition", it would be my first kiln (with the exception of my homemade raku kiln). Would appreciate some help and advice. I'm trying to find out the exact model from the seller, meanwhile - what other questions should I be asking? Many thanks!
  5. Thanks Neil. It's just that I'm trying to choose between Shimpo VL Lite (which has a 100W motor according to the specs) and Clay Boss. They seem to be very comparable in specs and pricewise, and it's only the wattage that I couldn't find anywhere for Clay Boss.
  6. Hi all, Can anyone help me find out the electric motor wattage of the Clay Boss pottery wheel? I want to buy one and cannot find it in any specs posted on the internet. Speedball came up with a response like this: "Our Clay Boss is recommended for use at 120V. The number of amps that the wheel pulls is a byproduct of the work that is being done on it at any given time, ranging in amps of between 1 and 15. With all this said, the wattage for the Clay Boss would range between 120 and 1800, as wattage is volts times amps." I find it a little strange since all other wheels I've encountered so far have the wattage clearly indicated on the electrical label along with voltage, amps, phase, etc. Can the Clay Boss wheel be THAT different from others? Thanks! Olga
  7. This kiln looks great. I hope to achieve a similar result. Still wondering about those fire panels though. I emailed the seller hoping to get more info. Thanks!
  8. Hi, I will be building my first fiber raku kiln this summer. Trying to do it on a dime, so looking for cheap or free materials. One ad that caught my attention on Craigslist today sells some firebrick for wood insert fireplace in decent sizes - between 16" and 18" square. Do you think I could use those as shelves for this type of kiln? Thanks!
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