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Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

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PattyLewis
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Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby PattyLewis » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:53 am

I have an Evenheat kiln that is about 6 years old. It has started dropping kiln material onto my glass, while it is still hot enough that the stuff sticks to the glass and ruins it. I have vacuumed it. What else should I be doing?

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Re: Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby dawnsud » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:22 am

I had the same problem with my Evenheat. I found that part of the problem was the crumbling edges around the elements and part was the crumbling around the lip on the sides of the kiln and by the hinges. I first used my blow dryer to blow off the crumbs, then vacuumed, then used refractory cement to paint edges that were crumbling. It improved. I haven't had time to call Evenheat. They might have some suggestions. It is so frustrating to have a perfect piece except for little crumbs of white kiln brick!
Take care.
Dawn

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Re: Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby Marty » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:37 am

They'll probably tell you you need a new lid.
Don't!
Save your $$ and buy something better.

dawnsud
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Re: Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby dawnsud » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Good point, Marty. I haven't used my Evenheat much lately. But when I get back to fusing, I will know how long this fix works.
Take care.

Dawn

PattyLewis
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Re: Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby PattyLewis » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Thanks for the info, Dawn. I went to the ceramics store today and got repair cement, will be trying it ASAP. I'll let you know how it does.

Patty

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Re: Kiln is dropping crap onto my glass

Postby PattyLewis » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:34 pm

I got some kiln cement and after I brought it home I called Evenheat. The woman who answered the phone told me to clean the coils by vacuuming well. She said not to get any kiln cement on the coils because they would then break, which made me nervous to put it close to the coil, for fear of getting it on them. I ended up putting kiln cement on the broad parts of the lid, away from the coils, letting it dry, vacuuming again. I've fired a couple times since and so far don't see any more debris on my glass.


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