[Noisebridge-discuss] Anyone want large kiln at Noisebridge?
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.
> Oren Beck-user of kilns over 30 years.
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