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Lesson Plans

Kiln sitter

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Cynthia Davies (CynthiaDavies)
Fri, 21 May 1999 12:15:42 -0400

The kiln sitter works fine for low temperatures.
I use 04 for bisque and 06 for glost. ( I have also put both bisque and
glost in the same firing at 05 with no dire consequences!!!!).
I use a 10 hour cycle with 2 hours on low, 2 hours on 4, then 2 hours on
high. I pack the kiln in the morning before lessons begin. The kiln has its
own room and a vent, and it usually switches itself off before I leave and
then its cool enough to open next morning
Be sure to place the cone securely in the centre of the cone holder, so
that it will bend at the correct temperature and switch the kiln off. When
I want to " soak" higher temperature glazes, I wait for it to switch off
then I put oi back manually and use wire to strap up the the outside
mechanism for the extra time.