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Ask Arnold: Arnold's Firebrick Repair Toolkit

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Ask Arnold: Arnold's Firebrick Repair Toolkit

    Kiln Pointer from Paragon: Arnold's Firebrick Repair Toolbox ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Firebrick Repair Toolbox Book Recommendation: "Clay: A Studio Handbook" Reader Response Firebrick Repair Toolbox -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      A Firebrick Repair Toolbox Ever since I left Paragon and became an independent kiln technician, hunting for tools has been my biggest waste of time. So I have sorted my kiln tools into four tool boxes (along with a vacuum cleaner and air compressor). Recently I put all of my firebrick tools into one box where I can find them instantly. Here they are, going clockwise from left to right in the...

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Increasing the Life of your Firebrick Kiln

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Increasing the Life of your Firebrick Kiln

Throughout the years, we have seen 10+ year old kilns with firebricks that are still in pristine condition and relatively new kilns that looked like they had been dropped from a three-story roof. It's pretty easy to tell when a kiln has been cared for and given that extra level of TLC or, what we like to call "KLC"... Kiln Loving Care!  Here are a few tips from Arnold Howard at Paragon Industries on how to give your firebrick kiln that extra Kiln Loving Care: 1. Vaccuuming is a must. Vacuum the kiln interior regularly using the soft brush nozzle of...

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“What to Expect, When You’re Expecting!”

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“What to Expect, When You’re Expecting!”

Waiting for a kiln is like waiting for new a baby to arrive. You have the relief of "I’ve have finally made the decision", and the adrenaline rush of " Now, I’m ready to begin the new adventure.” And then nothing happens… crickets chirp and you wait… and you wait. You are constantly checking your e-mail waiting for the tracking and delivery information to arrive in your inbox. For most of us it's like waiting for a pot to boil... the more you watch, the longer it takes.  At Kiln Frog, we understand, and we get it! We recognize that...

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Applying kiln wash should be easy, right?

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Applying kiln wash should be easy, right?

We all know that kiln wash and shelf primer does not melt at high temperatures which enables it to form a protective barrier between kiln shelves and glaze or glass. But, did you know the secret to smooth and bubble free kiln wash is to warm the shelves prior to its application?

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