clennell on sat 26 mar 05
Nice pic of the moonlight kiln Steve.
Les the reason it is so important for you to mud the door of your wood kiln
is that it is a pulling kiln. The chimney pulls the air from the primaries
in your firebox over the coals and into the chamber. If you don't mud up
all the cracks it will pull the cold air from the first place it can- your
Steve's gas kiln is a pushing kiln. He uses forced air burners to push air
into the kiln. Since he fires in reduction with back pressure the kiln is
not a puller so the cracks/opening don't make no never mind.
My next woodfiring will be reduction cooled so I will be running around
clamming every crack I can and then feeding small amounts of wood into the
chamber for about 3-4 hours after the firing.
Hope you fire that puppy this year and be well.
Tony and Sheila Clennell
Sour Cherry Pottery
4545 King Street
CANADA L0R 1B1