Vince Pitelka on thu 26 jan 06
> Excuse my ignorance. I actually took a 5 day workshop with Julia Galloway
> years ago, and that is my only experience with soda fire. So, I'm afraid
> ignorant to the acronyms. I assume ITC is a coating you spray over the
> inside, elements and all? IFB?
ITC stands for International Technical Ceramics, a company that makes
refractory coatings. ITC 100 is the one that we us, sprayed in a thin layer
on the inside of the kiln. If you are going to be using this recycled
electric kiln for a soda kiln, of course you would remove all the electric
elements first and convert it over to gas burners. IFB is insulating fire
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Centa Uhalde on thu 26 jan 06
re: Subject: Re: Comverting old electric - soda and IFB
"For the potter who does occasional soda firings now and then, an ITC
sprayed IFB soda kiln will give you lots of firings, and since this is a
junk kiln anyway, you don't really have anything to loose. For the serious
potter wanting to fire all their work in soda, IFB..."
Excuse my ignorance. I actually took a 5 day workshop with Julia Galloway
years ago, and that is my only experience with soda fire. So, I'm afraid I'm
ignorant to the acronyms. I assume ITC is a coating you spray over the
inside, elements and all? IFB?
Thanks ahead for the clarification. I also need to convert the kiln to gas,
I imagine, or are you implying I can use it as electric?