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: re: re reduction

updated mon 13 aug 07


Ivor and Olive Lewis on sun 12 aug 07

Dear Lee Love,=20

Was that the Own Rye article in CT Vol 10, "Water in Wood fired Kilns" ?

All the best,


Lee Love on sun 12 aug 07

Hi Ivor,


I have no explanations myself. I only know the results
from experimenting with water introduction in my own kiln. I only
get reduction effects at high temps.

I have introduced water into the fireboxes with various
methods and also by spraying water directly into the ware chamber
with a weed sprayer, the same way we used to introduce soda solution
into the soda kiln at Northern Clay Center. Both ways produce a lot
of back pressure.

Lee in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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