[Noisebridge-discuss] Anyone want large kiln at Noisebridge?

Oren Beck 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
> ceilings).

IIRC "most" kilns of that size range are no more fire etc risk than an
electric stove.

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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