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now u.p. woodfired kiln 4th. firing

updated fri 10 feb 12


gary navarre on thu 9 feb 12

Gary Navarre
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ottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0Ahttp://www.Nav=
indaUP/=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A________________________________=3D0A From: gary=
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ent: Thursday, February 9, 2012 2:14 AM=3D0ASubject: =3D0A =3D0A=3D0AHey Fo=
=3D0A=3DA0So I was just about done loading the front setting in the last vi=
Now comes the challenge of getting the last shelf of pots on top so I can =
brick up the door. This firing I bricked the door =3D0Awith one thickness o=
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4.5" hard brick like most of the chamber wall and =3D0Afilled in with 4.5" =
IFB scraps ...=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A
=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0 As before I used the Pignose=
to warm the chamb=3D
er to about 1000F before starting to switch the fire to the hobs ...=3D0A=
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A=3D0A=3DA0I notic=3D
ed something about using the knee high active damper in the stack I thought=
was holding heat in when in fact having the damper in kept the stack cool =
and slowed the, in addition to adding leftover door brick to take =
the stack to about 17', I closed off the damper slot and set the chimney ca=
p to about 1/2 open. and concentrated on stoking. Some time after the kiln =
got to 2000 I slid the cap to about 1/3 open and didn't mess with it=3D0A u=
il I slid it closed to shut her down ...=3D0A=3D0A
v=3D3DhwgpcIJDlmw=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3DA0The total firing =
time was about 64 =3D
hours and peeking revealed some runny glazes up front and what seems to be =
no cracking in the Continental ^12 porcelain I put right in the main blast =
of flame. (I don't get paid to say that.)=3DA0 The results we will see soon=
o stay tuned and keep potting eh.=3D0A=3D0A=3D0AGary Navarre=3D0ANavarre Po=
Navarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0Ahttp://www.NavarrePottery=