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Kilns: Theory and Practice : Downdraft Kilns
Jul, 13 2005
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A distinct advantage of the downdraft kiln is that it uses fuel more efficiently than the updraft. However, firing for reduction is a more complex operation. The downdraft kiln consists of three basic structural elements : Read More...



Kilns: Theory and Practice : Updraft Kilns
Apr, 19 2005
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Most commercially built fuel kilns on the market today are updraft kilns, primarily because of the simplicity of building such a kiln as well as packing and shipping it. An updraft kiln consists of tow basic elements which contribute to its simplicity of design : Read More...



Kilns: Theory and Practice
Mar, 23 2005
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In order to achieve the desired firing result, a potter must have some understanding of the basic types of fuel kilns. With gas kilns, the effect desired is usually accomplished by means of a so-called "reduction firing" rather than oxidizing a kiln during the firing cycle - the norm with electric kilns. Read More...



 

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