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I just bit the bullet and bought some Advancer shelves. I fire a 7ct L &L in an outside shed. Its about 30 outside and I'm concerned about when I can open the kiln. I am in the Christmas crowd when it comes to opening. I try to fire early in the morning so it will fire all day when I'm around and then cool all night & I have no choice but to go to bed. Anyway Advancers are subject to cracking with uneven heating or cooling, but ALL of the references to this come from folks use large gas kilns, you know with dampers and such. Anyone here use Advancers in the electric and how do you ha
Three questions: (1) The manual (yes, actually read & referenced) for my L&L Easy Fire kiln, plus an Orton Tips sheet, say to have the vent (Vent Sure) running continuously throughout the firing. Both specify to NOT open any peep holes. OK...but then how do I see my witness cones? And if the answer is in front of my nose somewhere, please be gentle as you chuckle! (2) The instructions for upon firing completion say it is safe (and preferred, I gather) to turn off the kiln. It also says that the controller will continue to read out the temperature as it cools down. Well, once I
I wanted to know how fast my kiln is actually heating up and cooling down so I decided to record the temperature changes while kiln was in regular used. Fully loaded and set to run our typical program. I used a simple webcam and pointed it at the hand controller (Bentrup TC88). Webcam took 1 frame per minute and recorded it to my HD (actually a DropBox folder so I can see from home, what was/is happening). Bisque firing was as expected. Nothing interesting there. Glaze firing was a bit different but also nothing unexpected. From the ambient to 600C, at 120 C per hour was not