[Clayart] bag walls

Hank Murrow via Clayart clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Tue Feb 17 14:43:01 EST 2015

On Feb 17, 2015, at 11:08 AM, mel jacobson via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:

> i have never had a bag wall in any kiln
> i have ever used...ever.  no bag walls at the farm.
> i think they are an old theory that was
> used when wood was used in the kiln...sort
> of protect the ware from flying junk.
> in a fine gas kiln...what are you protecting the
> pots from?????heat????

Well Mel;

I have often used bagwalls on downdraft kilns having burners that entered from the side to defect the flame upwards and they work pretty well in that case.

Cheers, Hank

> there are special instances where a bag wall might
> be good, like wood kilns in the stoking area to \
> protect the pots.
> but, in most cases they just take up room, and
> folks are reading really old books that suggest their
> use.
> mel

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