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Relay Mishap

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smallbitz
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Relay Mishap

Postby smallbitz » Mon May 07, 2018 6:36 am

I had a large kiln load of (thankfully) first-firing glass that was all double 3mm pieces of 18" x 3" strips. I went to check before bedtime, and three hours after starting the kiln it was already up to 1440°. Other than a few more little champagne bubbles than usual, all look fine this morning. No thermal shock cracks that I can see. After I change the relays, my next step is to do tack fuse on these pieces, then a final slump firing. Should I go ahead with my usual firings OR fire to anneal them before I go any further?

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Re: Relay Mishap

Postby Brad Walker » Mon May 07, 2018 8:26 am

No need to anneal again, just go straight into the next firing. And do change the relays first!

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Re: Relay Mishap

Postby smallbitz » Mon May 07, 2018 10:40 am

Thanks! New relays on the way.


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