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> Wish I knew how you could get a new kiln. My system bought one because they
> were afraid of the fire hazards with the old one.
> Last year (after years of my griping), they finally vented my kiln with an
> Enviro-vent (sp?). It is WONDERFUL! They just attached it to the bottom of the
> kiln, drilled several small holes in the lid and bottom of the kiln, and ran a
> flexible metal tube to a hole they knocked in the exterior wall. It works
> really well. The fumes AND firing times are extremely reduced, the glazes turn
> out MUCH better, and the pieces cool off in record time. Maybe you could use
> the savings in electricity as a selling point?
> If you can't get a new kiln now, you could possibly get them to vent your old
> kiln. The ventilation system could be moved to a new kiln later.
> Get some parents to fuss about the health hazards. Administrators tend to take
> their complaints to heart more often than teachers'.
> Good luck! I spent 8 years hauling ceramic pieces across town to get fired. No
> Mary Jane