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weather and firing

updated thu 13 nov 97


Ann Elena on wed 12 nov 97

Regarding the post about stormy weather and firing I can ony comment on our
experiences. The major factor that affects our firing in our downdraft
propane kiln is wind. We try not to fire in winds over 10-15 knots. We work
with touchy rutile glazes where temperature and atmosphere is critical. Even
though the kiln is in a protected shed, the chimney is exposed and since wind
produces a wind chill factor, I think this might be the causitive factor,
however, I don't know. A friend of ours 2500 miles away who does the same
glaze type will not fire in windy conditions either. Go figure.

Annie - living on the edge of the tradewinds.