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Ever hear of these kiln shelves?

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Ever hear of these kiln shelves?

Postby Cheryl » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:58 pm

Was online looking for rectangular shelves to chop up when I stumbled on these. They're pretty pricey, but otherwise sound terrific!

http://www.baileypottery.com/kilnfurnit ... helves.htm

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Postby Barbara Muth » Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:09 pm

yah but if it has absorbed any moisture it explodes unless you ramp up verrrry slowly.

that's a shame.

Check out the glass manufacturer's recommended firing schedules...

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Postby Terry Ow-Wing » Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:07 pm

I actually have some samples of them. The company that sent it to me was not familiar with any glass users. So far my 2 test of point loads of 4 layers of glass on one spot has had them survive. I just have not had anytime to really go at it though. Interesting about exploding - where did you find this out?

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Postby Susan Moore » Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:41 pm

If you scroll down to the bottom of their website there is a warning about the moisture/exploding issue.


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Postby Nikki ONeill » Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:26 am

I talked to a rep at Bailey who told me that the Advantage shelves are meant to be used only above 1800 degrees, in a reducing atmosphere. They will deteriorate if used at lower tempertures. Evidently the components in the shelf must re-form and that only happens at the higher temperatures. However there is an even more expensive material that can be special ordered that is oxidation resistant. I'll post more info if it looks good.

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explosion warnings

Postby Cheryl » Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:23 pm

posted right on the web site. Of course, we have similar problems with trapped water so I wasn't horribly put off by it. Then again, I NEVER "know better."

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