Hi Gail-I bought a Skutt kiln with an automatic digital timer and the
downdraft system 4 years ago. I hope I'm not jinxing myself, but it has
been great. In spite of several "explosions", it's still going strong.
Don't know where you're located, but I got mine from Piedmont Pottery,
818 Trollingwood-Hawfields Rd., Mebane, NC 27302. Phone (336) 578-5100.
Fax (336) 578-0011. Doug Gilliam is the man in charge and I found him to
be extremely helpful.Good luck! Linda in NC
> ---------- > From: Gail1611[SMTP:Gail1611] > Sent: Sunday, May 24, 1998 11:31 PM > To: artsednet.edu > Subject: Kilns > > Hi You All, > I need some advise on getting a kiln. The only other one I had was 16 > years > ago and was a manual. I'm looking at Skutt kilns. What do you think? > Also > wouldn't an automatic kiln be better or have you had trouble with them > ? > Third , there is a new kind of vent that is under the kiln called > "downdraft > ventilation system". Has anyone used this vent and do you think it > works well? > Thanks for your help! Gail >