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  1. I loaded my glazed pieces in my electric kiln when they were still pretty damp and may not have candled enough as I usually do in that situation to dry the glaze. I also suspect my electric kiln does not have enough (hardly any except 2 tiny holes drilled in top with vent on) air flow, and am wondering if the water vapor in the kiln could account for the slower firing the kiln experienced yesterday. It usually takes 9-10 hours, and I turned it off at 13 (going to cone 6) because I was surprised it wasn't off. The elements are not popping out of the tracks, etc. and the inside of the kiln looks to be in great condition. It was firing like a champ previously. Has anyone experienced an delay from glazes being too damp in the kiln? I'll unload tomorrow morning and am hoping not to find a mess. Urgh!
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