Setting up Your Kiln for flameworking.
Click here to see a video on how to set up a kiln. Your kiln model may be different than show below but the setup would be the same. Setup includes the optional bead extension, feet and other options. The model kiln shown below is the HG9B11.
bottom of a kiln gets hot. To keep your table surface from getting
hot, you need to place your kiln on something to raise it off
the table. We have insulated fire brick feet available but you
could use red brick or anything similar. Spread apart for maximum
stability. Remember, keep the kiln at least 12 inches from flammable
Set the kiln base on the feet.
Set Bead Extension on the kiln base.
If you ordered your kiln with a built in bead rack, you can move the rack to one of two different locations. Some people like to put their beads far into the kiln and some do not want to reach far into the kiln.
To change the bead rack location, simply move the bead rack to a different slot. There are two sets of slots provided inside the kiln.
Set the kiln heating section on bead extension
Place kiln lid on top.
If your kiln has a peep hole, insert
a peephole plug.
If using a pyrometer, which
measures the temperature, insert the thermocouple wire into the
hole drilled into the side (usually the left side when). Be sure
that the thermocouple is inserted at least one inch into the
kiln. With first use the insulating material on the thermocouple
will burn off. This is normal and will not affect the reading
of the pyrometer. Do not cut the end of the wire. The dial control
my come either attached to the kiln as shown in the pictures
above or may come as a separate control unit labeled PCB1. Plug
the kiln plug into the PCB1, then plug the power control box
into a household plug.