- September 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm #9138
I attempted to do a project using a bit of art modeling clay in my kiln and it started a fire and destroyed the coils. I have new coils on order, and will install these when available. Does anyone have any experience on cleaning the kiln bricks with this sort of insult? I will vacuum them as others have suggested, but as Paul noted in his Big Ten, I am sure that I am not the only person who has attempted an experiment such as this and ended up working to clean my kiln as best as I am able.September 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm #11403AnonymousInactiveSeptember 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm #11402
Thanks for offering to try to help. I placed Pria professional grade plastilina in the kiln. It wasn’t a large amount – it was under a mold due to other issues (obviously an error). Glass DreamsSeptember 11, 2009 at 4:21 am #11401AnonymousInactive
Your best bet is probably to burn off the soot by firing the kiln to about 900F and holding it there until the black disappears. You will want to shim the lid about an inch open on one side and make sure the area is exceptionally well vented. Outside would be best.
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PaulTarlow.comSeptember 11, 2009 at 5:56 pm #11400
Thanks! I’ll let you know the improvements in the kiln! Glass DreamsSeptember 14, 2009 at 4:04 am #11404bobkerrParticipant
You need to get a MSDS on plastilina. Looks like some awful stuff. I think plastilina is oil based so for sure fire it outside.September 15, 2009 at 5:24 am #11405
I followed Paul’s directions. It didn’t smoke as much as I expected, but it was a good thing we chose outside. The kiln looks pretty good! Glass Dreams
Thank you all for your help!
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