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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2010 07:12:01 AM »

 I want my own Kiln and will get one in Feb Smiley I am so so excited really so much fun to have..I am really just wondering OUCH How much will one BOOST my electric bill? Lets say you use it to Slump bottles 3X a week what do you think? How much did your bills go UP when you got yours and started useing?? I dont guess I can get a tax break ROTFL on one LOL..
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2010 08:33:24 AM »

I want my own Kiln and will get one in Feb Smiley I am so so excited really so much fun to have..I am really just wondering OUCH How much will one BOOST my electric bill? Lets say you use it to Slump bottles 3X a week what do you think? How much did your bills go UP when you got yours and started useing?? I dont guess I can get a tax break ROTFL on one LOL..

I think the newer ones are way more energy efficient than you think.  A full fuse cycle is around 3-4 hours at most.  Mine is the largest that runs on a normal household circuit, a Paragon Fusion 7.  I would run it a few times a month and honestly didn't see a huge huge difference.  Running the a/c all summer was way worse!
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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2010 09:03:39 AM »

I want my own Kiln and will get one in Feb Smiley I am so so excited really so much fun to have..I am really just wondering OUCH How much will one BOOST my electric bill? Lets say you use it to Slump bottles 3X a week what do you think? How much did your bills go UP when you got yours and started useing?? I dont guess I can get a tax break ROTFL on one LOL..

I think the newer ones are way more energy efficient than you think.  A full fuse cycle is around 3-4 hours at most.  Mine is the largest that runs on a normal household circuit, a Paragon Fusion 7.  I would run it a few times a month and honestly didn't see a huge huge difference.  Running the a/c all summer was way worse!

I am looking at some new ones now but will have to wait to purchase. I want one that I can slump bottles in Smiley but don't want my Ele. bill to go through the roof LOL.
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2010 10:24:40 AM »

I would wait until you can buy the one you really want.  The Paragon 7 can fit beer bottles and most liquor bottles, but long necked wine bottles it cannot.  Cry
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2010 05:53:57 PM »

I would wait until you can buy the one you really want.  The Paragon 7 can fit beer bottles and most liquor bottles, but long necked wine bottles it cannot.  Cry
I really want one that I can slump wine bottles Smiley Slump Slump bumpity bump  Grin I would not buy a little one and want for a big one...I think I will go to the city and take a class but it is 3 hours one way  Undecided
I want to get a pottery wheel and make some great things and need an all around kiln. There are always ones on Craigslist cheep but I am an ass and would make someone make something in it before getting my money
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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2010 06:36:28 PM »

I do pottery as well but belong to a studio for that.  A ceramic kiln will be way more expensive to run, the cycles on that are much longer.  And each piece needs a bisque fire and a glaze fire to be finished.  Not to mention the mess of clay dust EVERYWHERE, but it will also need to be vented outside because the fumes are toxic.  I love clay, but not in my house!   Cheesy 

That's a shame you can't find a class to take, to make sure you like it before the investment.  I thought for sure I would love the wheel, but found myself to be a hand builder.  Wink 
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2010 10:15:19 PM »

I do pottery as well but belong to a studio for that.  A ceramic kiln will be way more expensive to run, the cycles on that are much longer.  And each piece needs a bisque fire and a glaze fire to be finished.  Not to mention the mess of clay dust EVERYWHERE, but it will also need to be vented outside because the fumes are toxic.  I love clay, but not in my house!   Cheesy 

That's a shame you can't find a class to take, to make sure you like it before the investment.  I thought for sure I would love the wheel, but found myself to be a hand builder.  Wink 

I found some classes ( well one of the studios here at the beach ) will let me come down and play Smiley I am so excited! I will get some one on one so that is great. I talked to the owner a few hours ago and asked if he did classes and he said no but he will always let artist come down and explore before the jump in with both feet LOL ROTFL..so win win..

I did not realize that there was so much to the pottery fire may rethink that one...
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« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2010 09:20:52 AM »

You will get hooked on pottery once you take a class, believe me.   Wink
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