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

Jean-Luc Picard atari2600a at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 03:50:19 UTC 2013


How about the Basement?  Considering how much the entry-way & gate are 
molested, would it be possible to use that space or is it not in the 
lease agreement? Concrete base & everything, right?

On 09/30/2013 08:44 PM, Oren Beck wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM, Snail <snailtsunami at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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 contactors.
>
> 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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