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[teacherartexchange] BAD DAY KILN


Date: Sat Jun 02 2007 - 04:42:21 PDT

I had an Amaco Select Fire Kiln at my last school and loved it ! Push a few

buttons on the key pad and I was good to go. The kiln was in a seperate

room with ceiling vent system. The kiln caused the class room the become hot,

smelly, and the vent was noisy. So I always fired at night and on weekends

without worry because of the select fire system.

My school has moved into a new building this year (I KNOW IT'S WEIRD,WE HAVE


Anyway I got another Amaco Select Fire Kiln in it's own room with ceiling

vent ( I wanted under kiln vent ) . The kiln just know got hooked up as the

kids are leaving for the Summer, but the INSURANCE CO. says that the kiln

can ONLY be fired when there is some one in the building! They have installed

soft ware to the electrical system to the kiln ! When I want to fire I have

to call the head custodian in another building and telling to give me some

juice, otherwise there is no electric to the kiln . Kiln hours will be

7a to 11p M - Th as directed by the custodian !

I have been waiting ALL year for the kiln to be ready but the saved the

insurance secret until last !!!!!!!! What if the kiln isn't ready to

shut off at 11p? What about the heat? What about the smell? The Amaco Select

Fire is very well insulated, safe and is not going to catch the place on fire!

I don't really want to play be there rules,in case you can't tell!

Any suggestions? Also, The head custodian is a real jerk and delights

in having one up on a teacher!



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