Thursday, June 3, 2010
Mark did find and plug a hole that was in the flue.
The hole was at least 1 inch x 10 inches hiding under some soft brick.
He plugged it up using some castable.
It seemed to him that the kiln had a better draw, providing a better air flow through the kiln.
The Iron red glaze, which had been coming out really muddy was so much better through out the kiln.
The other glazes seemed richer as well.
Seems a good idea to check all aroung an old gas kiln before firing.
Who knows how long the hole was there.
But after this firing it will be hard to tear this kiln down.
It is worthy of a few more firing.
Stop by if you are in Seagove this weekend !