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## tile/slab breakage

### Rimas VisGirda on fri 13 jan 12

Hi Vince, that was a good post on using wadding to separate tiles from shel=
ves and each other. You might be interested in AMACO's triangles at the bel=
ow address. I'm taking them for a test drive to cone 10 in the next couple =
of days and will post the results. They are not very well made i.e. as in s=
traight to sit flat, but they are cheap and serve their purpose...

http://www.amaco.com/shop/product-468-triangles.html

### Curtis Nelson on fri 13 jan 12

In a recent post, Vince suggested,

"In bisque-firing, slab/tiles can also be fired on edge almost vertically=
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,
leaning gently against the wall of the kiln, with wadding spacers between=
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subsequent tiles, so you can lean a series of them against each other, us=
=3D
ing

A variation I read about here on Clayart some time ago would be to lean t=
=3D
he
vertically stacked slab tiles toward the kiln center, leaning on each oth=
=3D
er
in a pyramid form, perhaps starting against an on-end brick or two in the=
=3D

center for stability.

That system would keep the tile/slabs from possibly being too close to an=
=3D
y
element and being overheated in a small area.

All the wadding suggestions would still apply.

Curtis Nelson
Asheville, NC

### Steve Mills on sat 14 jan 12

We use them in the UK, where we call them "Saddles".=3D20
They are getting quite hard to find now as they are a bit out of favour!=3D=
20
I have a few, and find them invaluable.=3D20

Steve M

Steve Mills
Bath
UK
Sent from my iPod

On 13 Jan 2012, at 14:15, Rimas VisGirda wrote:

> Hi Vince, that was a good post on using wadding to separate tiles from sh=
e=3D
lves and each other. You might be interested in AMACO's triangles at the be=
l=3D
ow address. I'm taking them for a test drive to cone 10 in the next couple =
o=3D
f days and will post the results. They are not very well made i.e. as in st=
r=3D
aight to sit flat, but they are cheap and serve their purpose...
>=3D20
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> http://www.amaco.com/shop/product-468-triangles.html

### Steve Mills on sat 14 jan 12

I bisque smaller plates up to 10" diameter by standing an IFB against the k=
i=3D
ln wall, then setting them on edge in 3s separated by fibre wads across the=
s=3D
helf with sometimes another IFB on the opposite wall.=3D20
Don't lose any when they're stacked that way, and I get a lot in my Electri=
c=3D
bisque Kiln.=3D20

Steve M

Steve Mills
Bath
UK
Sent from my iPod

On 13 Jan 2012, at 17:54, Curtis Nelson wrote:

> In a recent post, Vince suggested,
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> "In bisque-firing, slab/tiles can also be fired on edge almost vertically=
,=3D

> leaning gently against the wall of the kiln, with wadding spacers between
> subsequent tiles, so you can lean a series of them against each other, us=
i=3D
ng
>=3D20
> A variation I read about here on Clayart some time ago would be to lean t=
h=3D
e
> vertically stacked slab tiles toward the kiln center, leaning on each oth=
e=3D
r
> in a pyramid form, perhaps starting against an on-end brick or two in the
> center for stability.
>=3D20
> That system would keep the tile/slabs from possibly being too close to an=
y=3D

> element and being overheated in a small area.
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> All the wadding suggestions would still apply.
>=3D20
> Curtis Nelson
> Asheville, NC