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The Basic Steps for Kilns with Kiln-Sitter

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1. Place cone in sitter
2. Load Kiln
3. Lower lid, propping open 3-4 inches
4. Set timer for ½ hour more than estimated firing time
5. Turn controls to low for an hour to ninety minutes
6. Turn controls to medium for an hour to ninety minutes
7. Close lid completely
8. Plug one or more peep holes (Leaving one open)
9. Verify timer has ½ hour more time than estimated
10. Allow kiln to cool completely before opening
11. Examine cone after unloading the kiln
12. Examine time remaining on timer
13. Charting is a great idea

Related Steps:

How to Set Your Cone
Firing Greenware (NOT PORCELAIN OR STONEWARE)
Loading your kiln
Firing Glazes
Firing Overglazes

 

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