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even firing, bag wall

Bill Merrill on fri 21 may 10

Stoneware gas reduction kilns heat from top to bottom can also be =3D
controlled with the damper. If the kiln is hot at the top , damper more =
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to cause the top of the kiln to have more reduction, this will slow the =3D
top temp down and the bottom will catch up. If the bottom is too hot =3D
pull the damper some and the top of the kiln will catch up. Usually the =
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center of a gas kiln ma be slightly hotter. My kiln fires exactly even =3D
top to bottom. My bag wall is only 15 inches tall. It is over 5 feet =3D
tall of firing space. I use a different floor system than most =3D
stoneware kilns. I will put those pictures on Flickr. After the =3D
pictures are up tomorrow, if anone has any questions about the floor, =3D
please write.The floor is mostly responsible for the even reduction and =3D
even fire, top to bottom. Pictures of my kiln is on Flickr now. and =3D
there are pictures of m kilns etc.
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douglas fur on sat 22 may 10

Bill
For the sake of conversation-Why did you design the burners coming in from
the side? If they came in through the bottom do you think that would
eliminate the need for bag-wall entirely?
DRB
Burien
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Bill Merrill wrote:

> Stoneware gas reduction kilns heat from top to bottom can also be
> controlled with the damper. If the kiln is hot at the top , damper more =
to
> cause the top of the kiln to have more reduction, this will slow the top
> temp down and the bottom will catch up. If the bottom is too hot pull th=
e
> damper some and the top of the kiln will catch up. Usually the center of=
a
> gas kiln ma be slightly hotter. My kiln fires exactly even top to bottom=
.
> My bag wall is only 15 inches tall. It is over 5 feet tall of firing
> space. I use a different floor system than most stoneware kilns. I will
> put those pictures on Flickr. After the pictures are up tomorrow, if anon=
e
> has any questions about the floor, please write.The floor is mostly
> responsible for the even reduction and even fire, top to bottom. Pictures=
of
> my kiln is on Flickr now. and there are pictures of m kilns etc.
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