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Rocket Pottery Kiln

 
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Hey there,

I'm looking for plans for building a pottery kiln here on our property.  This would be used by our family, but also as a community access resource.

Has anyone built one?  Can you share plans or links to plans?  Accessing materials... cheap or not so much?  What kind of temps are you getting?  What about tending the kiln - pain in the butt or not so bad?  

Also, I'd love to see photos of what you turned out with your rocket kiln.

Thanks heaps,
 
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A rocket powered kiln is one of the things that will get worked on at the Permaculture Technology Jamboree this summer. If you can't attend, there may or may not be documentation on the forums depending on the participants.

There was also some initial testing and ideas talked about the Kiln project at the previous 2022 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree which can be pre-ordered now that the kickstarter has closed.

A previous discussion https://permies.com/t/166853.
 
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Nissa, I thought these threads might be of interest to you or others:

https://permies.com/t/14075/Rocket-Stove-Wood-Kiln

https://permies.com/t/166196/Wood-Burning-Kiln

https://permies.com/t/57962/wood-fire-ceramic-kiln

best wishes for your rocket kiln.

 
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Thanks Jeff and Anne!  I've been watching vids on making a raku kiln and an anagama style one.  I'm thinking - maybe - those could be improved upon with rocket stove tech in terms of fuel usage.  But also - maybe - reduce fly ash.  I'd love to know what the likely cone range is.  Obviously, that's going to be a limiting factor when designing pieces.

Anyway,  thanks.  And I'm really looking forward to what comes out of the Jamboree!

 
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