Glaskolben’s

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    dpfans
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    Okay, I have a question that some of you may or may not be able to help me with.  I generally do stained glass and started fusing glass about 6 months ago but last year I experimented with Glaskolben’s and blew some Christmas Balls for my tree.  I had a lot of fun with them so I decided to blow some more this year.  Last year I annealed them in a fiber blanket. This year I have a kiln.  My kiln has side and top elements and both run when I run the kiln.  My question is when annealing these in my kiln can I put the fiber blanket in there to lay the Glaskolben’s on?  I am wondering how safe they would be near the side elements?  Annealing says 950 degrees, are the fiber blankets made to withstand that temperature?  Anyone have any expertise or advice? Thanks in advance.

    #12708
    Stephen Richard
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    Ceramic fibre blanket is rated much higher then 510C.  It is used in many kilns to insulate them.  In ceramic kilns even higher rated fibre is used up to around 1300C

    Stephen Richard

    blogs at: http://www.verrier-glass.blogspot.com/ and  http://www.glasstips.blogspot.com/

    #12709
    dpfans
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    Thank you,

    I put the fiber blanket in the kiln and it works perfectly to keep the Glaskolbens from rolling around.

     

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