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Observing a Kiln During Firing... What's Normal?

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Observing a Kiln During Firing... What's Normal?

  A big thank you to our friend Arnold from Paragon Kilns who helped answer these important questions about observing your kiln during firing. Gail also added some nuggets of information to help round out your knowledge! The heating elements hum when they turn on.  The sound is generated because the elements vibrate in the brick grooves due to magnetism between the coils. So, it's totally normal! The sound actually diminishes as the kiln gets hotter because the elements soften. Notes from Gail: This is also true in kilns with suspended quartz wrapped tubes, but it's harder to hear since the elements are...

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Don't be a gambler with your kiln..

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Don't be a gambler with your kiln..

I'm declaring November "National Kiln Problem Month!" Murphy's law says that whenever you need your kiln most, and are firing the most, that's just when it's going to have a problem. So.... we all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of I told you so.  This is not directed to any one of our clients who've contacted us this month with an OMG moment! This is for all of us, who are just very busy and forget to take care of the basics. And yes... this has happened to me so, you're not alone. If you don’t already know,...

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My Visit to 2016 The Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas!

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My Visit to 2016 The Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas!

Hi Everyone! Its been a while since I’ve had a lot to say about the kiln world. We’ve been very busy working on the site, teaching classes, and working with artists to help them get the most from their kiln choice. I spent the week at the Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas and it was a great opportunity to see all of the kiln manufactures and what's new in their product lines. Here are a few of my thoughts and some reviews of what’s coming in the next wave of technology. Controllers: This is always a touchy subject because...

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