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AJK25
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large kiln

Postby AJK25 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:06 am

I have 3 mid size kilns, and I'm thinking about purchasing a larger kiln...something that can handle at least 8 pieces of 12" x 12" x 9mm glass. So I want something with an interior shelf of at least 28" x 56". I've read through the archives on this site, and am more confused than ever. There are so many choices for kilns. Just wanted to see if anybody has any suggestions. Fiber vs brick? Where to purchase?

Thanks.

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Re: large kiln

Postby Buttercup » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:01 pm

Kiln, front view.JPG
I, too, have three kilns and have a large kiln for sale. Where are you?? I'm in SE Queensland so picking it up might be a problem if you're in the US. I'm taking offers, highest will take it. Jen

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Re: large kiln

Postby Don Burt » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:40 pm

I want that big green kiln but I can't have it

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Re: large kiln

Postby Marty » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:11 am

Don- build one.

AJK25
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Re: large kiln

Postby AJK25 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:26 am

Queensland is in Australia,right? If so, not gonna work. I'm in Chicago (U.S.). But it looks pretty cool.

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Re: large kiln

Postby Bert Weiss » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:01 pm

Fiber all the way. Brick floor is acceptable. I just built a kiln a bit larger than you are looking for. What is your budget? Message me to talk more about it.

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Buttercup
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Re: large kiln

Postby Buttercup » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:17 pm

Yes, Queensland is in Australia.

Don, for you, just pay the freight and as a 'thank you ' for all the good advice you provide I'll send it to you! Jen

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Re: large kiln

Postby Chris Lowry » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:29 pm

Hey Jen, can I ask wh you are getting rid of that kiln? I've always thought that design is very nice but you don't see it around much. Is it difficult to use?

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Re: large kiln

Postby Buttercup » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:56 pm

Hi Chris. I just haven't needed to use it. Everything I've done so far has fit in one of the smaller kilns. I got it because I wanted to make some large panels for the house we are building but the design changed and so it didn't get used. (That's the problem when you're building it yourselves, part time...too many opportunities for new ideas. Any project that isn't actually underway is fair game for revision. I counter comments that I change my mind a lot with the reasonable response that I've just had more than one idea in my life!)

I'm not sorry that no-one has made an offer. (Maybe advertising it in the Gardening section had something to do with that). The base of the kiln runs out very smoothly on its rails and it would be nice to use because you don't have to duck your head under the raised top, which I think would make me nervous. (I think it's called guillotineophobia ). It has large bung holes at the ends for viewing the interior while it's firing. The winch that raises the top works smoothly.

Sorry I can't tell you more, Chris. It's not wired in but if I do fire it I'll report back.Jen


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