[Clayart] flat top kiln roof

Daphne Vega dvega at meca.edu
Tue Aug 7 18:01:08 EDT 2018

Thank you Mel. I thought I read somewhere to check the tension after the
first few firings, maybe an added safety measure to confirm everything is
as it should be. As it is only pressure keeping the roof in place I thought
there couldn't be too much pressure. But I loosened the nuts a few turns
and the gap is gone. I'll be firing it again this week, ^6, now I can go
back to focusing on atmosphere and flame.

Thanks again

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:46 PM, mel jacobson <melpots at visi.com> wrote:

> it seems to me that you are over tighdtening things.
> you may want to very carefully loosen the bolt on the opposite
> corner from the lift up...an 1/8th  does not seem really bad, but
> the roof should sit flat on the side walls.
> re read how you tighten things, get the process in your mind...then
> look at what you did, how did it happen.
> i have never had to re/tighten any of my kilns...once they are tight, in
> place
> i just fire them...my 40 cube has had like 250 firings...and many of those
> were
> cone 12...so, the top is just fine.
> mel
> if you need to, send me some pix.
> --
> Mel's Website:  www.melpots.com
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