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firing kiln

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Fri, 22 Oct 1999 20:00:24 EDT

Hopefully someone can help me.......I fired the kiln yesterday with
greenware....and about 7 hrs into firing (at 3:05 pm. the kids were being
dismissed to buses and cars!!) our smoke detector went off and set the fire
alarms howling, promptly sending out the fire trucks to the school!!! This
is the first time this has happened and I am not sure why it happened now.
There was no detected smoke at all and I had the fan above the kiln going the
whole time. It is the first firing of the year and our building manager said
maybe there was "accumulated dust" which set it off. The fire marshal
recomended that we remove the smoke detector near the kiln and install a
"heat detector" instead. What do you think??....has anyone ever had this
problem in past??? (and to colleague at school----stop
laughing!!! :) ) Thanks in advance for any suggestions. DeDe
(I want to fire again next week, but am really apprensive)

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