If you are using a hood type vent (like the Vent-a-Kiln) do you need a kiln vent (like the Vent-Sure) also?

If you are using a hood type vent (like the Vent-a-Kiln) do you need a kiln vent (like the Vent-Sure) also?

You need to vent fumes from the kiln and the room and heat from the room. You must have ambient ventilation in a small room for heat and to remove fumes that may not be fully removed by the kiln vent. If you have a very large room that can dissipate heat and trace fumes than you may not need ambient ventilation. 

The Vent-Sure is designed to remove fumes that are generated in the kiln from the kiln and therefore from the room. The Vent-Sure downdraft kiln vent does not remove enough heat from a small room to be used for ambient ventilation.

If you have a good overhead vent hood you may discharge the output of the Vent-Sure into that hood.

See our installation checklist for more information.

See this caution: Ventilation is Essential.

See this caution: Sprinkler Cautions.

See this list of PDF files that will provide you with BTU tables for our various kiln series for calculating HVAC requirements.