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  • #10105
    mmtreska
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    Anyone else run into breaking problems days after firing with Spectrums T glass 96 or FUSERS reserve spectrum 96? If so, have you figured a way to work with the issues? Slower schedule for firing?

    meredith

     

    #13278
    wordana
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    Never, I love Fusers Reserve, and have also had great success with t-glass. I would look more to your firing schedules.

     

    Dana

     

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    #13279
    mmtreska
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    Am using the exact same schedule as I always use with Spectrum glass….300-1150 hold 30, 400 -1400 hold 15, 9999-960 hold 60, 150-700 no hold, cool to room temp before opening. Any thoughts?

    meredith

    #13280
    gizzmogirl
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    When I anneal System 96 I always go to 950 for at least 45 min, then 150 ramp to 800 and hold for 10 min. Then I ramp to room temp at a 250 rate. Breaking days after definately sounds like an improper anneal. If it is a continual problem, you might want to get some polarized sheets so you can inspect the pieces for weak spots and fix them with another annealing cycle.

    Sarah

    #13281
    Scandia
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    Hi Meredith. Sorry to hear that you had a problem with your piece. I would recommend you try Spectrum’s 8-segment firing schedule (changing step 5 to your desired goal temperature). You can tweak the schedule to suit the size of the piece and the complexity of the design. http://www.system96.com/Pages/FiringGuideF.html

    Hope you have better luck after trying the new schedule. We generally use the 8-segment as our go-to schedule (bottom of the firing schedule web page), but the 6-segment is an option that can work well too for smaller, basics designs. Try the slumping schedule posted there, as well.

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