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Should I use the Fast Glaze or Slow Glaze or Fast Bisque or Slow Bisque?

When in doubt it is almost always better to fire slower than faster.

A slower firing allows for more time for water vapor, fumes and gasses to escape from the body of the clay body.

Is a powered bottom necessary?

A customer asks:

  1. What are the advantages of a powered bottom?
  2. Do the extra heating elements help the kiln get to temperature easier?
  3. I might have to make a choice betwe

Thermocouple Offset Setting and Cone Offset Setting

What they are, how to find them, and when to use which setting.

E-4, E- 4, or Err4 error code: What it means, when you might see it, and what to do about it.

Specifically this error code means that during a cooling segment in the programmed firing, one of the thermocouple temperatures is more than 50 degrees above the set point for longer than 1

Notes on Sectional Kiln Construction

Kilns used on

  • All L&L top-loading kilns are sectional.Front-Loading kilns are not sectional.

Why do we use sectional construction?

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