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Has anyone experience of both the Orton Ventmaster and the Skutt Envirovent 2 downdraft systems? I am in the process of researching a new kiln (in the UK) and the only downdraft venting available come from the US. Very few people seem to use them here in the UK but I see it as a much better option than alternative venting systems. My kiln will be a toploader around 152 Litres ( 5.4 cubic feet) and I fire to around cone 8 typically. I'm interested in quality over price, although they both seem to be similar in cost. Has anyone had the opportunity to compare them and has a view on their p
Hi Guys, I have a small test kiln from paragon that has one peep hole and no vent. Everyone that I have contacted says that small test kilns don't need to be vented, just prop the lid open for the first few hours of firing and then close it. I have not had any success with this. I tried keeping it propped open until it reaches 1400 degrees, however it never reaches that temperature probably because the heat is escaping. It's mainly affecting my red glazes right now, however all of my glazes come out very dark and the red ones look burnt and brown ALL the time. After doing a lot of r
Hi! I was running a cone 5 glaze with my skutt electric kiln and forgot to turn on my enviro vent. When I realized it was already finished and at 500F. I have the KMT so was able to see a graph of the firing which looked fine, but it did fire in 4 hrs instead of the regular 13hrs. What problems could this cause ??? Could this hurt my kiln for future firings? Vent is on now and another fan in the studio cause it definitely smells. Thanks!