[Noisebridge-discuss] Anyone want large kiln at Noisebridge?
orenbeck at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 03:44:38 UTC 2013
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM, Snail <snailtsunami at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on the size and awesomeness of this kiln, I'm going to guess that it
> is something we can't operate safely at the current location (poor
> ventilation in an enclosed space, wooden floors, too much clutter, low
IIRC "most" kilns of that size range are no more fire etc risk than an
Risks to rewards? As in: "be careful, but not too careful"
Consider also ...Perhaps there's LESS risk due to clay/ceramic/glass/copper
enamel etc all being rather incombustible compared to oh- a turkey.
YES it needs proper wiring&mounting on the proper base that often houses a
substantial vent fan with "Sail Switch" interlocks for the power
NO different than a commercial grill&fryer siting 20 feet from where I am
typing this. Vent hoods for example further are dirt cheap as salvage from
commercial kitchens. Details on request:>
..The power use is also often way over and under estimated for dollars/amps
needed. Call it a safe estimation of 30-50 amps
The summary: GET IT ASAP thence make it safe by having a trained
tech/trusted team ... audit the repairs/install for details. Skimping on
small stuff can indeed kill folks&buildings but-so can a bog standard
kitchen stove....which is unremarkable for being ubiquitous.
One consideration is the new membership potential.
Of Kiln users that **WILL** bring skills&life experience pool expansion
that likely will enrich all involved parties. 'The utility of a Pro Grade
Kiln is limitless for all it grants to the Hackerspace..Stuff like
fundraising *Tchotchkes* for gifting trinkets. since
Oren Beck-user of kilns over 30 years.
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