Vacuuming the Kiln
Get an inexpensive shop vac and use it to
frequently vacuum (or hoover) out your kiln. Do this at
least once every few weeks, and even every firing if your work
involves a lot of loose frit and powder.
Not only will the vacuum remove loose glass
particles from the kiln floor, it can also be used to remove stray
pieces of kiln furniture and refractory materials. Use it
carefully around the lid of the kiln and it will help eliminate dust
brick particles falling on your pieces during the firing.
(Just be careful not to accidentally bump or suck up part of the element with the
vacuum cleaner; you can break the element.)
The best kind of vacuum is one with a HEPA
Copyright 2005 Brad Walker.
All rights reserved.
These suggestions made by
various posters on the Warm Glass board.