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  1. My thoughts exactly! Not very helpful, but I assume kiln will be ok todo some bisque firing, at least it will get me started
  2. Well I sent my enquiry with pictures, see reply from Paragon. Maybe they didn’t have any information on that serial number.....I think I’ve exhausted my search! Thank you all once again for your responses, advice and links to manuals
  3. I have the metal pieces which hold the cone which is a positive, but it now looks as if I shall need to investigate the fibre now and find a fibre rigidiser. It’s looking like less of a bargain buy
  4. Hi Many thanks for finding this and showing the fibre interior, at least others have been made this way, it’s possibly older than I thought!
  5. Will do, thanks for contact details .
  6. I’m curious too, I haven’t tried looking behind the lining, I’m waiting for someone to say they know that model! Although it’s a “Duncan kiln” internet searches have revealed nothing similar....a bit worrying, I paid £350 sterling.
  7. Thank you, I was beginning to think I had bought something that was not a “proper” kiln as I haven’t seen anything similar on my internet searches! At least I now know it’s a full fibre kiln.
  8. Thanks,that seems to make sense as I’ve pressed the bottom of the kiln and there does seem to be some movement. Can I just ask if you have come across this kiln before? I can’t find an ES 127 anywhere, nor have I seen kilns where the bricks are not visible. Thanks for any info you may have.
  9. I think it’s vermiculite and the grey element possibly cement, refractory insulation ( hopefully without the addition of asbestos!)

  10. I’ve found the “noodles” a supplier in UK. Not sure I need to use the insulation though? No description of its uses or what it’s made off.
  11. Hi Neil The serial plate and a couple of interior pictures.Thanks for your help. Angela
  12. Hi Neil the “substance” is very soft, turns powdery when crushed ( I’ve just rushed to wash my hands!) it’s not fibrous at all. The kiln interior floor and lid are fibre, but the walls are a hard material, lozenge shaped raised continuous pattern, sorry probably not described it that well. I was told by the seller a now deceased relative used the kiln for bisque firing porcelain dolls and had a second kiln for glazing, if that helps. I’m a bit worried I’ve bought something that is not a kiln!( hope it wasn’t asbestos that got the relative! I mentioned it because she wasn’t available to ask questions of)
  13. Thanks for the prompt reply, I’ve taken a picture of the “noodles “ they are are very light, approx 1cm in length, I was told they go in at the base, so I suppose as a form of insulation. Do you know this model of kiln? Inside it looks different to those I’ve seen on line as the bricks aren’t visible, it appears to be a white lining? I only picked it up this afternoon, dark now in UK so haven’t had a good look inside yet. Thanks for any knowledge you have regarding the kiln and it’s noodles!
  14. Very new to pottery I’ve just purchased a second-hand kiln. It’s a Duncan ES127 Kiln Sitter K, I can’t find any references to the serial number anywhere on line! The seller says I should cover the base of the kiln with “noodles” before putting in first shelf with supports. A bag of noodles have been supplied, they are short white cinder type of material, again I can find nothing on line relating to “kiln noodles”. Anyone out there know what I am talking about?!! Any info greatly appreciated. AD
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