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dianes
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Help with disaster fire

Postby dianes » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi, we lived abroad for 7 years and I am just now returning to glasswork. My equipment and supplies were in a storage facility without heat or a/c. I fired my first pieces and they all migrated to the middle of the kiln shelf and fused together. I used the Basic 6 schedule from this site BASIC 6-Segment Firing Schedules.
http://system96.com/Resources/FiringGuideFahrenheit.pdf with System 96 glass. I suspect the temp was too high but fear there might be other contributing factors.

I used Thinfire shelf paper that no longer looks white from being in storage so long. It looks beige. Does shelf paper deteriorate?

I used to fire my kilns in my kitchen but have room in the garage in our new house. It was colder (low of 40 F0 and rainy when I fired. Does the garage need to be heated?

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

Diane
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The Hobbyist
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Re: Help with disaster fire

Postby The Hobbyist » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:18 am

The old version of thinfire would shrink and curl up. Which may be the cause of your problem since your pieces are small.

Jim "The Hobbyist"
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Vonon
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Re: Help with disaster fire

Postby Vonon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Is there a chance your shelf was stored in such a way that may have allowed it to warp slightly?
Vonon

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Re: Help with disaster fire

Postby jim simmons » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 pm

Also, you might want to weigh down the edges/corners with some kind of kiln furniture.
This will keep it from curling so much.
The other Jim

dianes
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Re: Help with disaster fire

Postby dianes » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:27 pm

Thanks JIM. I will check my self. The kiln furniture is a great idea!

dianes
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Re: Help with disaster fire

Postby dianes » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:28 pm

Dang spellcheck. Shelf!


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