a record of the life and times here at the phillips pottery in abilene, texas.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Yesterday I tested out the oil burner I constructed. It seemed to work very well. I tested it with diesel, knowing that oil would be difficult to light without preheating. It does need a couple of tweaks but overall I'm fairly satisfied. The manufacturer of the nozzle stated that a fan was needed so I followed their CFM requirements but I didn't notice any difference with the fan on/off or at different speeds. So I'm not sure about that one. This friday I'm going to hook it up to our gas kiln and give it a test and see what kind of temp it can produce on its own and how much fuel it consumes, that will give me a reasonably accurate estimate of BTU's. If it is adequate then I can move forward with tearing down my kiln and building the new kiln.