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Richsound

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  1. Thanks for the explanation, makes perfect sense! For the first run through I didn't have too many materials to put in the kiln so I could simply test as systems & processes. I will take all into heed for the next batch and certainly give it an extra soak at the end. Appreciate your expertise all!
  2. Thanks in advance for the feedback on here! I have now done my 2nd firing with this kiln for my glaze firing. While it was successful in that I learned more about my glazes, got some test tiles/practice pieces through, and understand more about what to expect from the kiln through its controls. It still had a difference in temperature from bottom shelf to top shelf indicated by my pyro-cones. I'm glazing/working with all cone 5 materials. So I set up 4,5,6 cones on the bottom shelf and the #4 was melted perfectly while the 5&6 weren't phased at all. Meanwhile on the top shelf, 4
  3. Thanks Stephen! Yes lots of firsts and enjoying stumbling through the processes and figuring it all out! No electronic controller unfortunately as the FX-23p has a kiln sitter, a ramp dial, and a 0-10 wheel. While I don't find the controls very intuitive and have read a lot online about how to use them, I find the process of watching over it and making adjustments through the process valuable. I did find a hack to cheat the kiln-sitter which would allow me to do a hold at peak temp though for my glaze that I may try out. However I'd most likely do a shorter hold time. I've pur
  4. This may very well be the case with my bisque temperature difference. I did shorter bowls in the bottom, tall pieces in the middle, and various sizes in the top. Thanks for the tip! I'll test that theory on the next load!
  5. New to the group/forum so this thread contains my first posts. I Just purchased a used Cress FX-23p that's in very good shape. It is my first kiln and first home studio. I did my first bisque load yesterday and all seemed to go well. While I'm bisking at cone 04, I'll be glazing to cone 5 in the coming days. I've been told its not the best idea to go to cone 10 with this kiln, as its been compared to redlining an engine and will wear out an old kiln fairly quickly. Would love to hear feedback or experiences regarding this. With that said, I've chosen a slightly lower cone to wo
  6. Apparently the "P" model means that there is no vent near the bottom.
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