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07-16-2002, 10:19 PM
OK there is a bit of the cement coming off the kiln? Should I worry about that? I just took it out of the box. Not sure if that will hurt me in the long run or not? It is on the right side where i attach my bead door.:crying: :crying: Not sure what to do. Please help.
07-16-2002, 10:22 PM
I wouldn't worry about it too much if it's not all the way through to the inside..
Also, you can find a morter for high temp fire brick at most hardware stores. You can always try a patch.
07-16-2002, 10:31 PM
Thanks Jennifer you are awesome. Youare always on top of everything. :clap: :clap: :clap:
07-16-2002, 10:40 PM
Jennifer is the best. She is so informative! Thank you Jennifer for being here...
Like she said you can always repair, alot of people will cut holes in the kilns for different reasons (heat rods, etc...)
So it really doesn't bother it at all.
07-16-2002, 10:49 PM
07-16-2002, 10:51 PM
Hey L-I know you and I have the same Skutt kiln. I've had mine for about 2 months and the gray coating on the front of my kiln is flaking off. I thought that it was because I'm outside and the damp nights here in the Keys was making it happen. I believe that it is a type of kiln wash they put on the front. As far as I can tell, it looks ugly but isn't harming anything. It's just a coating they put on for looks. I haven't called Skutt yet, will let you know what I find out!The kiln works great despite it.
07-16-2002, 10:55 PM
Well that makes me feel better. I will go ahead and set things up.:)
07-16-2002, 10:58 PM
I have a huge Skutt kiln which I used for more than 13 years... It's really ugly now on the outside but the missing coating on the outside has no effect whatever on the inside!!! Just a protective coat so it looks "purty" when you get it home!
07-16-2002, 11:06 PM
Hey Jacqui-thanks for letting me know that I'll get lots of usage from my now ugly kiln. I really do like it, they really should leave the kiln wash off. My old dinosaur Duncan just has stainless bands and no wash on exposed bricks. Looks great after all these years.
"L"--you'll love your kiln, even if it turns out to peel like mine, eventually I'll take it all off the front, and have nice clean brick to look at.
07-16-2002, 11:11 PM
Thanks once again to all you great people. I will be able to finish setting the kiln up tomorrow :clap: :clap: :clap:
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