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Spiral Studio on thu 20 jan 05


I am getting ready to finish building my kiln. A friend suggested I use
Diesel fuel to fire it. I have never heard of anyone using Diesel for their
kiln. Is there any reason I should not use Diesel?

Thanks for your help!

Spiral Studio

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ASHPOTS@AOL.COM on thu 20 jan 05


I drive a Diesel fueled Pick up truck.. I bought the truck in 1999, Diesel
was $.89 a gal..Since W has been in power diesel is about $2 a gal... I would
not use Diesel to fire a kiln.. The way to go would be used oil from McDonalds ,
your favorite Chinese resterant and any othe place that frys food..
There are set ups now to burn used fry oil to run your diesel pick up .. I
havent done it yet , but i want to..You could burn used oil to fire your kiln,,
Thats one of the reasons i want to build a wood fire kiln.. I now use propane
and that also has gone up in price.
Diesel no, wood yes
just my opinion, or $.02 or $.03

Mark on Lookout Mtn in Ga

Kenneth D. Westfall on thu 20 jan 05


Two reasons I can think of is cost and delivery. Diesel is more expensive
then heating oil and not as easy to have delivered to your shop like
heating oil.
I would always choose natural gas or propane over either of the other and I
hate to smell of diesel and heating oil.

At 05:23 PM 1/20/05 -0500, you wrote:
>I am getting ready to finish building my kiln. A friend suggested I use
>Diesel fuel to fire it. I have never heard of anyone using Diesel for their
>kiln. Is there any reason I should not use Diesel?
>
>Thanks for your help!
>
>Spiral Studio
>
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Hank Murrow on thu 20 jan 05


On Jan 20, 2005, at 2:23 PM, Spiral Studio wrote:

> I am getting ready to finish building my kiln. A friend suggested I
> use
> Diesel fuel to fire it. I have never heard of anyone using Diesel for
> their
> kiln. Is there any reason I should not use Diesel?

Dear Spiral;

Liquid fuel is a little more problematical than gaseous fuel because it
vaporizes at such a high temperature (aound 650 F for diesel) Stove oil
is more manageable at around 575 F. Still, your burners (if natural
draft and no blowers) will need to be designed to create a low pressure
zone where the oil is to burn. I have gotten the vaporization point of
stove oil down to 240 F. I have posted on this technique several times
on Clayart, so get into the archives and search.

Cheers, Hank

www.murrow.biz/hank

Louis Katz on fri 21 jan 05


Spiral
Clary Illian used to fire with No 1 and No 2 heating oil using #1 at =20
the beginning of the fire on drip plate burners. She gave it up when =20
she move to Ely(Eli?) Iowa. Oil is messy and you have to be very =20
careful about leaks and safety systems as a large amount of oil can =20
accumulate from a leak before a fire starts.

Louisd
On Jan 20, 2005, at 6:38 PM, Lee Love wrote:

> Spiral Studio wrote:
>
>> I am getting ready to finish building my kiln. A friend suggested I =20=

>> use
>> Diesel fuel to fire it. I have never heard of anyone using Diesel =
for
>> their
>> kiln. Is there any reason I should not use Diesel?
>>
>
> Hi Spiral,
>
> Here in Japan, many people fire kerosene fueled kilns.
> The large commercial noborigama that are still operating, use huge
> kerosene burners in the beginning of the firing, and then only use =
wood
> for the climbing chambers.
>
> We heat our house and the Ofuro (Japanese bath) with
> kerosene. We buy it in 18liter containers at our hardware store =
and
> in the winter, we have to buy more every week. Helps make you =20
> mindful
> about how much fuel it takes to heat your home.
>
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Lee Love on fri 21 jan 05


Spiral Studio wrote:

> I am getting ready to finish building my kiln. A friend suggested I use
> Diesel fuel to fire it. I have never heard of anyone using Diesel for
> their
> kiln. Is there any reason I should not use Diesel?
>

Hi Spiral,

Here in Japan, many people fire kerosene fueled kilns.
The large commercial noborigama that are still operating, use huge
kerosene burners in the beginning of the firing, and then only use wood
for the climbing chambers.

We heat our house and the Ofuro (Japanese bath) with
kerosene. We buy it in 18liter containers at our hardware store and
in the winter, we have to buy more every week. Helps make you mindful
about how much fuel it takes to heat your home.

--
in Mashiko, Japan http://mashiko.org
http://www.livejournal.com/users/togeika/ WEB LOG
http://public.fotki.com/togeika/ Photos!