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element staples vs. ceramic holders

updated mon 30 jun 97


Dennis H. Davis on mon 9 jun 97

Bill Hall wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with the L&L kilns with the metal channels


We have had very good experience with our L&L Kilns with ceramic (not
metal) element holders. We recently purchased a DaVinci and a J-230 and
now have four L&L kilns. Unless a piece of the ceramic holder breaks
off, the element holders support the elements and prevent the element
from sagging even though part of the surrounding softbrick may have
broken off. This is a school situation so the kilns get hard use from
students who may not be as careful with a school kiln as you are with
your personal kiln. Elements are fairly easy to change. Sometimes you
wish the new elements were just slightly smaller in diameter so you
could more easily insert them into the element holders. As with
learning to make pots, patience pays off.

Dennis Davis
Director, Art League Pottery
305 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Barbara A Bihler on tue 10 jun 97

On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Dennis H. Davis wrote:

> now have four L&L kilns. Unless a piece of the ceramic holder breaks

Now, what to do with broken off L&L element holders? They
make great setters for test tiles. Lay the channel on its back with the
open channel facing up, insert glaze tile. Fires up well in oxidation
and reduction.
Barb Bihler
Bloomington, IN