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Borax stuck in enameling funace element


#1

hey i was firing a mokume billet and managed to get a bit of borax
stuck in part of one of the kiln elements anyone have any suggestions
for removing it other then replacing the entire element. i caught it
before it vitrified and scraped most of it off but theres still some
left in the coil. how much of a problem will this pose to
me.


#2
hey i was firing a mokume billet and managed to get a bit of borax
stuck in part of one of the kiln elements anyone have any
suggestions for removing it other then replacing the entire
element. i caught it before it vitrified and scraped most of it off
but theres still some left in the coil. how much of a problem will
this pose to me. 

Damn that’s going to shorten the life of the element.

It’s going to melt every time the element gets hot enough.

Get a spare element.

Regards Charles A.


#3

Just wondering…have you done an enamel test firing since this
happened? I don’t know how borax fumes in the kiln could affect
enamel. If you don’t know either, do a test firing before you fire
something precious to you! Maybe it’s a great new process…a little
borax and some wonderful new fumed surface?

Marianne
Marianne Hunter
http://www.hunter-studios.com