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Does anyone have any information on Gare electric kilns? Any information
will be helpful.
firstname.lastname@example.org on thu 27 mar 97
Gare Kilns are made by a company called Evenheat. Good sturdy
workhorses, as noted in an article on electric kilns in Studio Potter.
I've got one, bought it used, contacted the manufacturer and have
operators manual, accessories and anything else I needed. It's
been working well, although I've never fired it above ^6. It will
go to ^8 easily, I know someone who pushes it to ^10 regularly but
he's a whiz at changing elements.
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John Termeulen on sat 29 mar 97
Gare is a supplier of low firing glazes and other related supplies,
including kilns carrying their name. Today you never know where they
make the goods!
They are at 165 Rosemont street, Haverhill, MA 01831. The telephone
number is 508-373-9131 in case you wish to call them.
We bought one of their kilns four or five ago. They supplied this model
with an electronic control so no old fashioned kiln sitter to fidel
around with. The controller can be set at a minimum of 100F per hour
increase and a minimum starting temperature of 250F. This is good to
dry the pots before the firing starts. Also, a delay start may be used.
Since I do not feel comfortable with a kiln going at night, I set the
kiln at night with a delay so that the kiln starts early in the morning.
Another model is available where the soak time can be set instead of the
delayed start. If I had known at the time, I would have opted for that
feature. Most of our firings are at earthenware temperatures with
occasional stoneware firing. So far the only thing wrong was a defective
thermocouple and that was easy to replace. Since kilns are delicate,
careful handling becomes important at the best of times.
I trust this will help you,
JAMES KALTEREN on tue 10 dec 02
i bought a barely used Gare kiln...18"x18" but have not fired it yet. they
are made by evenheat kilns and there are manuals, parts, supplies etc
available from them. they have a web site...try EVENHEATKILNS.COM...or
something like that....if not, try a simple google search...
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From: "Donna Hoff-Grambau"
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:49 PM
Subject: Gare Kilns
> Has anyone ever purchased or used a Gare Kiln. I have the opportunity
> to buy one for a good price - used one year, computerized, used in a
> ceramics shop.
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Donna Hoff-Grambau on tue 10 dec 02
Has anyone ever purchased or used a Gare Kiln. I have the opportunity
to buy one for a good price - used one year, computerized, used in a
Michigan Family History Network
Two Rivers Paper & Pottery
Dave Gayman on tue 10 dec 02
They are Evenheat Kilns http://www.evenheat-kiln.com/ (Gare's Web site
tells you that on the kilns page) -- In my opinion, they're competitive
with the basic electric kiln made by many others, with a couple of extra
goodies: The stainless jacket is thicker than most, the top hinge design
allows free expansion, the peephole covers work well, and there's a handy
built-in thingie to keep the lid slightly open during early stages of firing.
In some of the product range, there are 2 versions, one without insulation
and one ("deluxe") with insulation between the firebrick and the stainless
steel exterior. Deluxe will fire higher. While Gare's here in
Massachusetts, Evenheat's in the Michigan thumb area, so they can't be all
I have one of the plain-jane 1822s (17.5" inner diameter, 22.5" high
inside), with switches and only a Dawson kiln-sitter, but it's well-made.
One thing to consider -- I wouldn't call them an industrial kiln. For
example, they don't have a hard element groove -- the groove is just sawed
out of the soft brick, so the groove lip is likewise soft. The kilns are
more designed for ceramicists, hobbyists, and individuals. If the kiln
you're buying was fired several times a week by an inattentive, rushed, or
bored shop staff, there might be a need for repairs or to put in new
elements... you'll have to replace these eventually anyway... and the
bottom or top might be cracked, meaning more than hairline cracks (if so,
they usually can be tightened up and made serviceable.)
Especially check for areas in the grooves that show erosion due to glaze
blobs. In a ceramic shop, some amateur's extra-thick piece might have
blown up in a glaze fire, or glaze might have run off a piece. If there
are glaze-eaten areas, until you dig all the glaze out, it will eat right
through new elements.
A few (glaze-free) chunks out of the interior wall is no big thing, as long
as the elements aren't sagging out into the ware area. If there are no
chunks out of the interior wall, the staff was definitely NOT rushed,
inattentive or bored, and have more than normal coordination skills.
At 04:49 PM 12/10/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Has anyone ever purchased or used a Gare Kiln. I have the opportunity
>to buy one for a good price - used one year, computerized, used in a