Okay, so my first estimate was that I'd fire this "new" kiln in October. Here it is late December and it still is not hooked up! However, I have been making progress. Inch by inch I have made some changes- reworked things to deal with the low ceiling clearance and upgraded the combustion system. A Big thank you to Bailey Ceramics. The more I learn about the downdraft Bailey kilns, the more I am SO glad to have adopted one!
When I started it looked like this:
This is the back of the kiln before it was shipped to my house.
Now the kiln looks like this:
Cool, huh? I have to say, I am pretty impressed myself!
What still waits is: hook up the gas and make enough pots to fire it...in between there I study to learn HOW to load and fire it!
I have never fired a gas kiln in my life. My Electric Skutt (1227) has a programmer and all I have to do is plug in a few things and walk away from it. The ease of this kiln did not encourage (force) me to learn about firing schedules, etc. So- now I need to hit the books.
Of course, any advice out there would be greatly appreciated~
no, really, I mean it: I Need Advice!
How to stack this kiln, how to light it...umm and other things that I don't even know what to ask about.
Thanks, I look forward to the adventure!