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  • #9694
    L_Adams
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    I need to get some new kiln shelves. And weight is a major factor J I have been reading about the nitride coated silicon carbide shelves. Does anyone have any experience with these in a glass kiln?

    Any suggestions? Advice? What about the IPS (Dyson?) shelves? Where can I get them?

    Thanks

    Linda

    #12263
    Stephen Richard
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    You don’t say what size shelf you need.  Would 25 mm fibre board work?  It is light, can be used rigidised or un-treated, it is usually better in small kilns (under 1 metre square).

    Stephen Richard

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    #12264
    bhawbaker
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    I just invested in a CoreLite kiln shelf – 16″ round, which I intend to use for the top shelf for kiln pressed glass.  See info at:

    http://www.continentalclay.com/detail.php?cat_id=413&sub_categoryID=267&PID=1360

    and I’m sure they’re available lots of other places.  It’s just like a normal kiln shelf, only a lot lighter, and because of the air channels it heats a lot more evenly.

    #12265
    L_Adams
    Participant

    You’re right and I should have.  It is for a Skutt GM1414 but I don’t need it to span the kiln.  I do, however, need it to withstand pot melts.

    #12266
    L_Adams
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    Thanks, I’ll follow up on that.

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