vince pitelka on sat 12 may 01
> I am building my third kiln, and a local potter mentioned I should
> get ward power burners. I thought he was talking about Montgomery wards
> ( now defunct here in Az) as an outlet for a venturi type burner, but I
> am not so sure now. As i caught another reference to ward burners here
> on clayart. Is this (Ward) the name of a company or a brand name.
These are the power burners manufactured by Marc Ward, of Dandridge, TN.
Ward Burner Systems
Phone - 865-397-2914
FAX - 865-397-1253
I cannot imagine any kiln for which you would need three Ward power-burners.
Two of them are capable of firing almost any size of studio kiln. We have
two of them on a 50-cubic foot downdraft. We have a maximum of 9 WCI (water
column inches) of gas pressure, and we never turn them up higher than 3" of
pressure to get the kiln to cone 10. They are incredibly powerful, and they
run very quiet.
But the other question is whether or not you want to be tied into the power
grid. If you use venturi burners then you will not need any connection to
the power grid. You could get three Ransome burners for less than the cost
of two Ward power burners. If you already have three burner ports, you
would be better to go for the three Ransome burners.
Actually, unless this is a really big kiln, you could probably fire it just
fine with three GACO MR-100s, which are CHEAP. Marc Ward sells all of these
products, and he can tell you what the BTU needs are for your kiln, and what
the maximum BTU output is of these different burner systems.
Good luck -
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Tennessee Technological University
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166
Home - firstname.lastname@example.org
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615/597-6801 ext. 111, fax 615/597-6803
Ron & Nancy on sat 12 may 01
I am building my third kiln, and a local potter mentioned I should
get ward power burners. I thought he was talking about Montgomery wards
( now defunct here in Az) as an outlet for a venturi type burner, but I
am not so sure now. As i caught another reference to ward burners here
on clayart. Is this (Ward) the name of a company or a brand name . I
know this sounds stupid, at least it does to me. But I am confused. I
need to buy three of these and if there is a better (cheaper priced) way
to get these i sure would be interested. I would quiz my local potter
,but he's gone for a while.
Thank you Nancy....It's getting hot here in the desert time for nude