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Nice, solid, wedging table. Got my vote...
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Thank you very much for that information. It really helps me to understand the process.
Here are a couple of pics from a commercial model. I think what makes it safe is that the super hot exhaust air is really just a trickle (just enough to maintain negative system pressure), which immediately gets mixed and cooled with a far greater volume of room temp. air. You want as little flow as possible - just enough to prevent leaks through other cracks etc., and channel it to the vent instead of seeping into the room.
Good to know that commercial vents are made of galvanized metal. My apprehension was the 1250+ degree exhaust air warming the metal and vaporizing the galvanizing on the outside that isn't being vented. If the commercial setups use it (with the accompanying litigation risk), then it is probably good to go for home built. Thanks for the answer!
Thanks - it's not a problem unless you are putting galvanized metal inside the kiln. All kiln tables are made of galvanized metal, and the kiln base sits on the table, so if this was an issue it would happen with or without a kiln vent. Kiln bricks are good insulators, and the outside of the kiln just doesn't get hot enough to be hazardous. Commercial vents are also made on galvanized metal, btw, so again it's not a problem as long as you're not putting metal inside the kiln.
Using galvanized metal isn't a good idea. Once the Plenum Box heats up, the zinc in the galvanizing will heat up and convert into zinc oxide. If you are breathing the fumes coming off the outside of the box, it is possible you'll get Metal Fume Fever. I'm really curious as to the longevity of this system. A lot of these components weren't designed for the temperature range of kilns and my guess would reduce their life. I could be completely off base though and I wish you the best. You did a good job of finding common materials to suit your purpose.
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Something like that could definitely win! Good luck!
Awesome - thank you. I'll get busy then :)
Yes, I think that's well within the spirit of the theme and we would happily let that in. Perhaps we can edit that to broaden the text as needed (you are correct - we generally try to use "-related" to cover all the possible on-theme interpretations, but it looks like we didn't on this one).Sam (seamster)Community Manager
We re-worded the contest description to clarify. Thank you for asking! :)
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