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William Fenton
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A question i have as i know almost 0 about pottery is this. If i built a Tandoor Oven / rocket stove hybrid would burning coal initially produce the temperatures needed to fire the pottery? I know it technically needs to reach close to 2k farenheit (for the clay i would use)  would this be achievable or is there another material that could achieve said temperatures?

Any info to assist the ignorant would be appreciated

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Are you asking whether you would be able to fire the clay by burning a fire in the rocket stove/ tandoor oven?  And are you talking about building a hybrid rocket/tandoor?  The hybrid idea strikes me as interesting, not sure about how well it would work, but interesting.

Typically, pottery gets fired in a kiln - there are loads of different traditional and modern kilns for firing pottery.  Some are electric, some propane fired, traditional versions have been wood fired for centuries. 

Doing a quick google search, I would expect to make a tandoor oven from terracotta and fire it at about 1,000, not 2,000.  2,000 is a firing temperature for porcelain/ceramic - china.
 
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