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New Kiln Setup

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:50 pm
by BillsBayou
I'm setting up my first kiln workshop! I'm getting a Paragon CS-14D kiln. My big question is about the table. I'm thinking about getting this hardwood table from Harbor Freight. According to the video page at Bullseye "Bringing Home Your New Kiln", section "Placing your kiln"(36second mark), "If the kiln sits on a wooden surface, place a fire-resistant material underneath it." I'm thinking of using 1/2" cement backer board with ceramic tiles on top. Is this ok?

Notes on the building. This is a 10'x20' shed with 12-guage electrical and a 20-amp breaker. The kiln will be placed near a window with an exhaust fan.

Re: New Kiln Setup

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:52 pm
by rosanna gusler
If you only have the one breaker you might not be able to run other stuff while the kiln is firing.r.

Re: New Kiln Setup

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:09 am
by Brad Walker
BillsBayou wrote: "If the kiln sits on a wooden surface, place a fire-resistant material underneath it." I'm thinking of using 1/2" cement backer board with ceramic tiles on top. Is this ok?


Should be fine.

Rosanna's right. With only a 20 amp service, you may find that the breaker trips if you have other items on the same circuit as the kiln.