The "new" kiln will be delivered on Wednesday. It's currently in a storage unit about 60 miles north of my place. I have hired mover- flatbed truck with a forklift. So far it looks like the weather will be decent. The anticipation of the move has me on edge...working hard on "Letting Go", this does NOT come easily to me! But, truly, what can I do? It will be what it will be~ right?
Before I left on vacation I had the sinking awareness that the beautiful kiln shed I had built did not leave adequate ceiling height for proper heat clearance...it's not even tall enough to allow for an insulated hood. CRAP. I worried so much about the floor dimensions that I did not make clear how tall to make the building. My ceiling angles down in the back and is 7' 5" high at the spot where the stack will go; the kiln is 5' 9" tall.
One advantage: I live in an area that has no zoning rules to speak of, so the kiln did not need approval- nor did the building to house the kiln. As long as I kept the building footprint to 144 sq. ft I could avoid a site plan review, 10x14 worked for me!
We thought to use cement board as a heat shield and install a fan to blow air out of the room. Bailey is suggesting I modify the stack on the kiln to lower it and add a heat shield, so the top of the heat shield would be level with the top of the kiln.
this is the current height of the kiln chimney
Does anyone have advice/thoughts/experience with this?! My beginner status is flopping out all over (breathing deeply and trying not to panic!!).