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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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