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tina morris kiln shed

updated sat 31 aug 96 on sun 4 aug 96

I always reccomend putting a gabled roof over kilns with the chimney coming
out the crown of the roof. Keep at least 2 to 4 inches of space between the
chimney bricks and the tin. Also keep any wood at least 12 to 18 inches away
from the bricks. Try to put the chimney through the highest point of any
roof to keep the water from collecting and running down the chimney. Having
2 to 4 " spaceing dosn't let in too much rain and it keeps the heat from
building up. Please don't wrap any structural wood with fiberglass
insulation. This just traps the heat and I have seen a couple of kiln roof
fires result. Another area you need to watch out for is the radiant heat
coming out of the fire boxs. If you enclose your kiln, you will need space
between the burners and the wooden wall. Space to pass between the wall and
burner and at least 4 to 5 feet ( min) from the outside of the burner port
to the wooden wall for radiant heat. Good luck. The (Tracy
Penland NC)