Glass Fusing – Buying the Right Kiln

People often ask, 'Can I combine the glass in the pottery factory?' The answer to that question is yes, but ceramic furnaces are usually much deeper, designed to accommodate larger items and to stack multiple layers so that the fusing glass inside is usually very inefficient.

It's a bit like warming sausage rolls in a blast furnace. That will do the job but it is more than killing!

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The first problem that must be seen for glass melting kilns is the size. You will know the types of items you want to produce so care must be given with the size of the internal combustion chamber.

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Smaller kilns, such as Paragon SC2, are perfect for smaller items such as glass jewelry but are too small for larger items such as glassware and decorative glass items, for example.

The bigger the furnace, the more power you need to run it. UK domestic power sockets can operate up to 13 amps so that smaller to medium kilns like hot start pro can be plugged directly into the wall.

Larger kilns operate from 30 or more power and thus require a breaker that must be installed by a qualified electrician in to your fuse box.

The line is then fed to the kiln position and the 'stove type' switch is equipped with lead for the kiln that runs directly to the switch. To be eligible for insurance, the job must be certified (ask your insurance provider about coverage).

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