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March 31, 2006

Firing Update, #3

Filed under: anagama, 6th,Firing — odin @ 7:19 am

A quick note before I crash, and I’m crashing hard.

It was a hard night last night. Maybe I’m pushing the kiln but it usually seems hotter by this time. Some data points: it’s the warmest I’ve ever fired and there has been very little wind. Usually it is colder than Antarctica during firings. Not this time — I’m a actually sweating with only a t-shirt and shirt. Also missing is the steady 25 mph wind w/ 50 mph gusts.

Interestingly, the wind picked up after dawn and the temperatue shot up. I’ll have to consider that — is the wind making a stronger draft, or is it slowing the draft down? I’ll have to think back but realisticly, after I wake up. I need to sleep right now.

Oh, another concerned citizen stopped by to warn me of a chimney fire. I’ve learned to make certain that the 911 call center is well advised of my firings. A call and fax prior and a call every evening as well. No firetrucks or cops yet so it seems to be working.

Bed …. now.

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