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^6 ox. with silicon carbide shelves

updated thu 1 apr 99


Joshua Lynch on tue 30 mar 99

I'm doing an independent study at school in ^6 oxidation glazes. However,
we don't have shelves for our electric kiln.

There are pieces of silicon carbide shelves that I could use. Would this
effect the atmosphere? Should I just stick with a bunch of stilts and some
soft brick?

Craig Martell on wed 31 mar 99


Silicon carbide shelves will conduct electricity and are not recommended for
use in electric kilns. There are elements for electrics called "globars" I
believe that are made of silicon carbide. You should probably use mullite,
or high alumina shelves if your school can spring for them.

Craig Martell in Oregon