Where should I put my kiln?

  1. Your kiln should be in a covered, enclosed space.
  2. Even if you live in a dry location, dew will form on the kiln if it is located outside.
  3. A basement or garage is usually a good location.
  4. Preferably the floor should be concrete.
  5. There must be at least 12" (preferably 18") from the walls of the kiln to any walls of the room.
  6. Keep all flammables away from the kiln.
  7. The room should be vented with either good natural ventilation or a forced ventilation fan. See this for why ventilation is essential.
  8. See our great installation checklist and description of various important considerations you need to make before you buy a kiln.