Joe Braxton wrote:
I've never built one, but the "groundhog" style kilns look to me to be the best candidates for a rocket heat source. Perhaps these will inspire you.
allen lumley wrote:Katrin K. : I see a lot of assumptions/presumptions of what you mean by using the word 'KILN' , can you come back and tell us do you want to bake- bread, wood, or clay ?
Or something else altogether ? While each of these projects require a "KILN" , there is considerable difference in the need to hold ether/both high and constant temperatures !
Hopefully we will get a diverse group of craftsmen to weigh in on your next answer ! For the good of the craft ! BIG AL !
Theresa Zelazny wrote:Can rocket mass stove technology be applied to firing ceramics? Has anyone tried this, if so how?
Adi Bhasin wrote:I have been experimenting for a few years with rocket stoves and been able to make them successfully with clay mixed with fresh cow manure as well as some straw creating a traditional building material which the Indians have been using in villages for hundreds of years and continue to do so even to this day.. but when I got into pottery and wanted to use the same principal for firing pottery I realized that such a big structure for such high temperatures may not be feasible to do with just cob, but by using firebrick and insulating materials like ceramic fibre etc. I was able to build one with very good airflow, and able to easily reach bisque temperatures.. I will try another firing with a pyrometer soon to check actual temperatures but the first run bisqued about thirty mugs, bowls at a quick 8 hour run with minimal wood and no breakages inside.