Wayne Seidl on thu 30 jun 05
ACHOO! (Hayfever indeed!)
If you look at the first picture Mel posted, the undulating curves
ending at the front of the kiln kinda reminds me of....
yeah, you guessed it...an older style Coke bottle lying on it's
side. All it needs is the neck and cap to stick out the other side
of the flue.
So much for the good Dr. Pepper!
Thinking about that for a moment...has anyone ever built a fuel kiln
with a chamber "opposite" the flue, to catch reflected heat, and
used perhaps as a chamber for bisquing ware while firing in the main
chamber? It could either be entered through the flue, or perhaps a
separate stacked brick and kaowool door. Wonder how that would
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Taylor
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: wood kiln pix
Mayor Mel and other Hayfever kiln builders:
What is the hump for? Wish I could get a look at what the insides
like. It doesn't look like a straight barrel arch all the way back
flues. Am I right? I can't qite tell from the picture. I'm asking
because these days I'm looking at the Reitzagama DVD and he has a
simple barrel arched kiln. Side stoke holes too. The Hay Creek one
doesn't seem to have any.
Taylor in Rockport TX
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bonnie staffel on fri 1 jul 05
Taylor, that type of kiln is exactly what we built at the Campbell Folk
School. We had two chambers which were loaded from a door on the side of
each chamber. It was easy to load and the purpose was to use the second
chamber (cantenary arch type-two hump camel style) and bisque fire in the
second one. I have photographs but probably impossible for me to find one
quickly. The second chamber could also be brought up to stoneware
temperature by adding wood in the stoke holes also on the side in the second
chamber. The front chamber had side stock holes as well. We fired that
kiln in 17 hours. We used gas assist for overnight warm up so that the kiln
firing would fit into the schedule of the class.
Thinking about that for a moment...has anyone ever built a fuel kiln with a
chamber "opposite" the flue, to catch reflected heat, and used perhaps as a
chamber for bisquing ware while firing in the main chamber? It could either
be entered through the flue, or perhaps a separate stacked brick and kaowool
door. Wonder how that would work? Hmmmmm...
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