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Rust outside of the kiln


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Welcome to the forum!

Moving this to the Equipment section.

Rust is normal. The degree to which the metal parts of the kiln will rust and corrode depends on the environment it lives in, but using a downdraft vent will greatly reduce the degree of corrosion. My kilns live in a non-air-conditioned studio in the midwest, so they are exposed to a fair amount of humidity, but they don't corrode too badly since I've always used a downdraft vent. Being in Louisiana, it's going to be worse if the kiln room isn't air conditioned. Surface rust won't hurt the performance of the kiln, though. The only thing to watch for is corrosion on the wiring connections, as that can cause problems if it gets bad.

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