Fabienne Micheline Cassman on sat 28 jul 01
At 07:30 AM 07/28/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Faye is proposing sounds easier to manage because it would be lighter.
>However there would still be the problem of holes since the envirovent
>has them situated on the lid. Ideas?
How about sticking something like "sticks" slightly tapered, like the fancy
chop sticks, so they would not fall through and let them protrude on
top. Then, put in the second lid on top, allow the "sticks" to go through
the holes to position. When it's all in place and still, remove the
"sticks" Voila`, they are aligned.
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Cl Litman on sat 28 jul 01
Actually I have a similar question. I've heard people mention the value
of having an extra lid and base on the kiln, for added insulation.
Someone gave me a lid and a base which are still sitting in my garage.
My concern is about covering up the small holes needed for the envirovent
to work. The base is no problem, I can just drill through after placing
it under my current base. But I've never been sure about adding the
extra lid for each firing. Aside from the added weight that I have to
lift, how would I ever align the holes properly? I guess I'd have to
make tick marks on the sides and have the holes in the extra top be much
larger so there is more play in the positioning. Still, an idea like
Faye is proposing sounds easier to manage because it would be lighter.
However there would still be the problem of holes since the envirovent
has them situated on the lid. Ideas?
Cheryl Litman - NJ
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 21:10:31 -0500 Fabienne Micheline Cassman
> I have been roaming the archives for ideas on using insulation on
> top of
> the lid of my electric kiln.
> The major concern is to keep the fiber from becoming airborne and
> falling apart when opening the lid. I was wondering if I could
> actually do
> the following and get away with it:
> - Have two sheet of stainless steel (like the jacket of the kiln)
> cut to
> match the shape of my lid.
> - Drill enough matching holes around their periphery to attach them
> to the
> edge of the kiln lid with nichrome wire.
> -Sandwich 1"-thick kaowool soaked in ITC 100 in the middle.