[Clayart] aluminum foil

M Gordon clayart at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 20 16:40:44 EST 2017

How much & what kind of toxic fumes went up the chimney?Mike Gordon
On Jan 20, 2017, at 8:53 AM, Hank Murrow wrote:

>> On Jan 20, 2017, at 7:55 AM, Barry Salaberry <bsalab at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> I use alumina hydrate on my shelves.
>> I paint diluted white glue (1 T glue [Weldbond], 1 C water), around 
>> the
>> perimeter of the shelf, then sift alumina hydrate through a large 40 
>> mesh
>> screen over the whole shelf.  I do this in a spray booth, with a 
>> respirator
>> to be safe.
>> I do this to catch drips, and don't use a kiln wash...it does not work
>> perfectly, and I have to grind large drips.  But it allows me to 
>> brush off
>> the hydrate, and save that for re-use, and most important for me, to 
>> be
>> able to flip the shelves to deal with warping issues.
>> I also use the alumina hydrate with the wax, and it does work well to 
>> keep
>> lids from sticking in galleries.
> Dear Group;
> When I was in school some 50 years ago, I painted the walls of our 
> salt kiln with aluminum house paint, and painted the feet of my pots 
> with the same paint. During the early part of the fire, the paint 
> burned away leaving alumina oxide on those surfaces, which remained 
> protected from attack by the salt. It worked pretty well, and was a 
> cheap way to apply the protection.
> Cheers, Hank in Eugene, OR

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