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Posted 9 Mar 2013Close to getting a pad poured for my 27 cf updratf propane kiln and I am starting to think about a cover structure. It will be next to a metal sided shop with an extension built off of that, so it will be in a corner if you can envision that. I was thinking a slanted metal roofed off of the main building.
1. Other thoughts?
2. If i were to build a chimney, would it help prevent stall out near cone ten in heavy reduction? What type of roof clearance from the top of the kiln would be required with a chimney?
3. If the chimney is a no go and the top of the kiln is 6 ft, any clearance suggestions? Roof Slanted away from building or doesn't matter?
I appreciate input from the collective wisdom!
Pictures of your chimneys or cover structures are helpful,
Posted 13 Jan 2013Hello,
New to the group with a question. I have used gas kins in the past, at a college studio, have since moved out to the sticks and don't have much in the way of local resources to fire my work. I have a line on a 36cf gas updraft kiln, comes with the 500gal propane tank and transport for a small fee. Screamin deal overall. The kiln was fired less than a year ago and was in working order at that time. There is no reason to assume that anything major has changed during that time. Everything appears to be in order to my untrained eye, but I wanted to get your opinions on things to look for and consider prior to jumping in head first. I would add that the kiln has been outside for 15 years and looks a little rusty accordingly, but all the structural steel appears to be solid, unknown if it was new or used at that point. I could also put it in my shop, but would then have to vent it.
I thought having the ability to bisque and high fire with one kiln would be efficient. There is a small bunch of us in the town who would love to have local access to a gas kiln, and chip in on the gas bill i'm sure. I have a concrete pad I could put it on, although it is outside.
Thanks for your thoughts.
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