Leveling the Kiln

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All Cautions

POST FIRING CAUTIONS

  1. Level the kiln while you are installing it.
  2. Use thin metal shims under the legs to accomplish the leveling (never wood or other combustible materials).
  3. Make sure that the base will not wobble.
  4. Leveling is important because the kiln sitter (in manual kilns) is affected by gravity. If the kiln is not properly leveled the kiln sitter might be either too reactive or too sluggish.
  5. You do not want your ware to be unstable in the kiln.
  6. If kiln is not leveled this could lead to the cracking of the bottom and the top. In particular, the bottom could easily crack when you first set the weight of the kiln on the bottom while setting up the kiln for the first time.