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  1. Yes it is a residential meter. I don't really understand the rest of your comments, but I will refer all this to the guy who has done the gas line work. All this is way beyond me. Thanks guys. I will order a natural gas gauge from somewhere. Mark Ward probably. Thank you.
  2. ok. Maybe this is another stupid question but does a guage just measure the pressure or does it also regulate it to proper pressure?
  3. Also, flame is getting oxygen. I start out with them open about 1/4" and by 1700 f, they are open about an inch or so
  4. well here we are and after 12 hours the kiln is still stalling. it reached 2110.. It started to stall around 1950- 2000* or so. I have made all the corrections. shelves were cut about two inches-one inch each side and about two inches off the edge opposite the exhaust port. I set up the firebox exactly like you showed in the picture. Do I need three burners instead of two?
  5. Ok. These changes seem simple enough..the only thing I have a question about is the brick above the damper. Should I have a diverter brick above the damper also? Thank you
  6. Thank you, Mark. I plan on getting these details done and I will do another test fire this weekend. I will post results
  7. I do have a damper about half way up the chimney and also another damper right at the end of the chute to the chimney. Is anything else needed? I think I am losing lots of heat through the chimney. Gets pretty hot to stand there and operate the dampers. I will post pics of the kiln floor set up with and without the shelf as soon as I get back to my studio today. Thank you Neil and Marc for hanging in here with me on this
  8. I do have a damper about half way up the chimney and also another damper right at the end of the chute to the chimney. Is anything else needed? I think I am losing lots of heat through the chimney. Gets pretty hot to stand there and operate the dampers. I will post pics of the kiln floor set up with and without the shelf as soon as I get back to my studio today. Thank you Neil and Marc for hanging in here with me on this
  9. Kristen

    I have done a conversion kiln also. Mine is natural gas though.  Have you got yours running efficiently? I read most of the posts concerning your kiln issues. I think enough primary air was the decided solution. Are you still doing single fire? I tried to gather any info from all the responses you were getting to see if I could gleen anything to solve my kiln issues,  especially the chimney comments. I have an exterior chimney like you do. I really think that is where I am losing too much heat. Anyway I was just wondering if you got it working properly since you haven't posted Im assuming you are making and baking away!

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    2. Mudfish

      Mudfish

      I can answer most of these questions...I know that the pipe lines from the meter to the where it changes pipe size is 30 ft, @ 1 and 1/4", from there to the kiln it is 1" line and 60 ft long. 2 venturi burners 7500 btu

       

       

       

       

       

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    3. Kristin_Gail

      Kristin_Gail

      Oh, my.  I honestly forgot all about this kiln!  I finally gave up on it, and that giving up coincided with a cross-country move, so I ended up passing the kiln on to a friend—and throwing in the towel on pottery altogether.  (Actually, I just gave the main part of the kiln to him. The chimney still stands, as far as I know, and the burners are somewhere in my storage unit, buried with all the boxes of various pottery tools and do-dads.  I should probably find a home for all these things...)  I'm wishing you good luck with your conversion, mudfish!

    4. Mudfish

      Mudfish

      oh, this kiln issue of mine is driving me to the brink of towel-throwing, also! I completely understand. Right now, I have about three or four kilnloads of bisqueware waiting on a good reduction glaze fire in my nice, new converted kiln. Yikes. I've accepted the fact that I could possibly be stockpiling quite an arsenal of bisque ware before I finally get a green light on cone 7. 

      Good luck on your endeavors also, Kristin! 

  10. I had soft firebrick separating the exhaust port from the burner ports. They lined up to about 8" away from the opposing wall
  11. I do have a damper about half way up the chimney and also another damper right at the end of the chute to the chimney. Is anything else needed? I think I am losing lots of heat through the chimney. Gets pretty hot to stand there and operate the dampers.
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