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If I remember correctly, there was a thread on how to do reduction in an electric kiln by introducing a little propane. I thought I was subscribed to it. I haven't heard from it in a long time and I can't find that thread.  If I'm not delusional, can someone point me to that discussion.

By the way, I discussed this with Skutt technical support. They thought it was a good strategy to build a bomb:o

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Hi Doc,

This is the one I'm remembering (been hanging out here about a year and a half), where op led up to the cliff, "...I'm about to get to the part that explains the confusion involved with statements like these in the next installment on why reduction firing in an electric kiln is  possible and practical." and    never    came    back!

Ah bumped it.

https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/19108-electric-reduction-firing

Hope all is well with PDWhite.

 

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...and, bein' curious, found this page, the aha! for me being "...delivers carbon monoxide derived from a one pound gas bottle to the kiln." It's a propane bottle.

http://fallonator.com/products/jmh_series_of_kilns

Beefy elements, oxygen sensor, neat-oh!

That said, I'll stick with midfire oxidation for now - plenty to work on...

 

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Ive seen some Chinese electric reduction kilns that are cool, they use silicon carbide elements that look like big steel bars and then they dump charcoal inside to start reduction.  Ive seen Italian potters that run waste oil down a piece of angle iron to reduce too.  I think the charcoal is probably safest?

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3 hours ago, Hulk said:

Hi Doc,

This is the one I'm remembering (been hanging out here about a year and a half), where op led up to the cliff, "...I'm about to get to the part that explains the confusion involved with statements like these in the next installment on why reduction firing in an electric kiln is  possible and practical." and    never    came    back!

Ah bumped it.

https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/19108-electric-reduction-firing

Hope all is well with PDWhite.

 

Yep that's the one ... thanks  

I messaged PDwhite to see what he's up to

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