for the best way to install it....
To answer that question, and also to answer your Insurance and / or
fire inspector: What are the manufacturer’s recommendations… Don’t
treat them as recommendations, but has ordained to be done.
If it is a used Klin and you have absolutely no idea /
documentation… Well if you lived up here in the center of Asbestos
production… You could use asbestos board, but in the rest of the
continent, you will need the second best… It’s called “Cement
board” and should be available at any building supply store, 1/4.
would be best. I would extend it at least 6 inches on the sides and
back. In front I would cover the entire flat area and also look at
the floor. To you have flammable flooring like synthetic tile or
cushion floor? If so you need to get something relatively non
flammable for a few feet in all directions in case you drop
something. In this case solid wood especially hardwood can be
considered non flammable, yes it will burn but you will have time to
pick up the object with tongs and empty a glass of water on the
burning spot with no problem. Carpets and synthetic flooring could
For the wall behind the kiln the best is to put 2 1/2 strips at
least 4 inches away from the kiln on either side. Then Fasten cement
board to the wood strips. The reason for this is that even if the
cement board gets hot air can circulate behind it and keep the wall
Above the Kiln you will either want several feet of clear space or a
metal exhaust hood. If this is not possible then I recommend the same
treatment as the wall.
Rule of thumb if you don’t have instructions Install it like a wood
And as that smart (not chicken) person Lorraine mentioned, a fire
extinguisher near the door is a good thing, Kiln or not.
Just my Opinion,