Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
dAO

seeking the "definitive" word on bisque and glaze firing - ha

Recommended Posts

I'm self-taught and a relative  newbie.  I am so confused :wacko: about glaze & bisque firing in terms of venting, peep holes, and/or cracking the lid.  I have an electric kiln with digital controller and it's outside so I have no  extra ventilating system.  My Evenheat kiln has one small hole in the top that does not have a plug (always open) and one side peephole with a plug.  

1)when bisque firing, does the lid need to be cracked and/or the peephole open for any part of the firing?

2)when glaze firing, same questions?  

Thank you for any insights.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems lots of people on the left-hand side of the Atlantic prop the lid open, but all the kilns (electric) I've seen on the right-hand side have a contact that prevents operation with the lid/door open.  

So it seems it works either way.  I only plug the peep holes on my little top-loader if the temp stalls and won't put cone 6 down.  Otherwise all plugs out.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No need to ever prop the lid. And with a digital kiln it can cause issues with the controller if the propping is letting out too much heat. Without a downdraft vent, always leave a top peep hole open, either the one in the lid or the top side peep, for all firings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.