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looking for electrick kiln

updated fri 22 apr 05


Kathryn & Stuart Fields on thu 21 apr 05

Am looking for a good quality electric kiln which will fire true ^10, for
use by two people who are fairly prolific. Our sizes range from small to
mid size platters and other functional pieces, but I expect we'll do larger
over time -- niether one of us has settled into a style or set or group of

Have looked at Skutt and Bailey and find that Bailey is listed at firing
true ^10, while the Skutt is listed as going to ^10. Are we correct in
reading this difference as Bailey being able to fire better ^10 ware/glazes,
more often, more reliably, etc?

The current size we're looking at is: Inside Dimensions: 29" (w) x 27" (d);
Outside Dimensions: 42" (w) x 35.5" (w) x 32" (h); sCubic Dimensions 10
cubic foot; 240 Volts; 48/1ph Amps; Draws 63 Amp at 240 Volt.

The kiln will be used within a garage (double) and appropriate ventialation
will be provided. We are in the Mojave desert so are not looking at real
lows. The weather concerns are: high and frequent winds - day and/or night;
and of course the heat and dryness (120 for a couple of weeks a year and 0
humidity often)

Are there other brands worth looking at? Is this size appropriate -- as far
as I've described? What other criteria should we consider? Any other
thoughts, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc are more than welcome.
Kathryn Fields