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Bill R.

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  • Birthday 06/18/1957

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  1. Hello Bill

    i have just joined this forum and on reading some of your postings I noted that you have, the same kiln that I just got. An estrin downdraft gas kiln with a perfect fire controller.

    Do you still have this kiln and were  you successful in using the perfect fire controller.

    i am planning to fire cone 6 white stoneware and cone 6 porcelaine.

     

    Any advjse on the controller would be much appreciated

    Thankyou

     

     

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Linda send Bill R a pm as he will get an e-mail about not as he has not been here in since July 2017. It looks like he has your exact kiln back in 2013.Neil whom he talks to is a moderator on this board as well.You can PM(message) him about this as well. 

    2. Linda A

      Linda A

      Thanks. I will try that

  2. I borrowed the spring system for my vent. It worked flawless. The air inlet does cool the exhaust but the more important purpose is to adjust the draw from the kiln. The fan will be looking for lots of air and it will not get enough from just the kiln through those small holes. So you supply some through the adjustable inlet and with a bit of experimenting you can adjust so the fan draws the perfect amount of air from the kiln. I would like to point out that another benefit to venting the kiln will be prolonged element life. I have also noticed some differences in some of my glaze results
  3. thanks for this bill, i may just be in touch sometime! my husband is pretty handy, he's already planning on building me a kiln controller to save the $$ on buying a new one, now i have another project for him. we've been discussing different ideas on how to do it, my main concern being that the kids will be out there w/ me sometimes and i was worried about the fumes. but sounds like what you came up w/ isn't that different than the store bought ones so i'm thinking it should be ok so long as the joints are tight and there's no leakage. how do you keep the extraction box secured to the bottom
  4. thanks for this bill, i may just be in touch sometime! my husband is pretty handy, he's already planning on building me a kiln controller to save the $$ on buying a new one, now i have another project for him. we've been discussing different ideas on how to do it, my main concern being that the kids will be out there w/ me sometimes and i was worried about the fumes. but sounds like what you came up w/ isn't that different than the store bought ones so i'm thinking it should be ok so long as the joints are tight and there's no leakage. how do you keep the extraction box secured to the bottom
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