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aliceRI
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Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby aliceRI » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:09 am

What should i use on the bottom of my vitrograph (Caldara) kiln? I bought a Vermiculite Board and it smoked and heated up the shelf, obviously not containing the heat and obviously not what I should have purchased. Someone on this board mentioned using cement board from Home Depot. Will that work and not heat up and smoke up the shelf? Is there any other recommendation?
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Re: Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby Valerie Adams » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:19 pm

I use the vermiculite board that Bullseye sells with the hole pre-cut. I've also got a Caldera and have used this set up several times. One of my boards cracked down the middle but is still serviceable. It's an inch thick; perhaps yours is too thin?

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Re: Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby aliceRI » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:23 pm

Thanks Valerie, that may be it. It was scary crazy.
I just bought fire bricks from Home Depot and think I will use those.

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Re: Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby S.TImmerman » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:46 am

I also use a vermiculite board, drilled a hole in it, I sat that on an old kiln shelf with a hole. I was worried about it cracking hence the kiln shelf under it. I also use a coller with my caladra so I can use taller pots.

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Re: Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby jim burchett » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:33 am

I have a Skutt HotStart that I just drilled a 2" hole in the bottom of to pull vitagraph..I use a fiber board plug to close the holw when using for other things.
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Re: Vitrograph Kiln set up

Postby Bert Weiss » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:13 am

Alice, the board will only smoke until it is burned out, and then will no longer smoke.
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