Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Turnning up the heat

Last week was a good week for Mark to take the time to finish the small kiln.
He needed to run the pipe lines over to the gas, make connectors,add pressure gauge, make a damper and find some door brick.
So that is what he did.
If you want more detail you will have to ask him.
Last Saturday he bricked the door for a test run and to season up the kiln.
He took it up around 400 degrees and it just coasted right up there.
The next plan is to load it with pots and fire but it is too doggone cold this week.
Maybe next week we can get a unseasonably warm day, well, one can hope.

The kiln will run off two burners; this is the back burner.
Might be a tad too powerful and we have another size to set down to.


Damper
Mark decided he is too old to bend down all the time and did a great job of putting the gauge where you can just walk over and read it.
Rather then stand on your head.


There she is ready, willing and able.
Time to fill her up!
Meanwhile after some good advice from Alex I now know which kiln I plan to order.
Now to just get it done.
Cheers!
M

9 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh gosh, its humbling really. Some of us just make a few pots and crack a few jokes, and you folks build kilns too!

Anna said...

Would love to know what kiln you decided on...and from where? I am envious of your (!?:)) gas kiln skills. I will have one one day!

Ron said...

Great to see the little kiln all finished. It's gonna be a nice addition to the family.

Linda Starr said...

hope you get some good results with it, you can fire more often, what a treat.

Hollis Engley said...

I'm eager to see what comes out of it. It sure looked ready to go back in October.

Bulldog Pottery said...

Way to go you guys! Hip Hip Hooray! Can't wait to see what you guys have in store for your new kiln.

Lizet said...

This kiln looks great! I am very jealous and you make it seem easy. Can't wait to see what comes out of the new kiln!

ang said...

sweeet! i do love a good kiln build :)) load er up!! our gas kilns big momma and kaynine got the tick of approval from the powers that be here so we're all legal now woohoo!!!

cookingwithgas said...

thanks all and yes, Gary we do build kins here.
We can't wait to get her filled up- but between the cold and water issues.....who knows when!