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

Snail snailtsunami at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 14:43:35 UTC 2013


We are not allowed to use the basement.


On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Jean-Luc Picard <atari2600a at gmail.com>wrote:

>  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> 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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