- Kilns have been operated for years without the newer ventilation systems.
- Kilns without vents are normally vented by propping the lid open during the first part of the cycle when the ware gives off fumes.
- However, a powered downdraft type of vent, like the Vent-Sure that L&L makes, automates this process, improves air circulation and heat distribution in the kiln, and ensures good venting of the fumes to the outside.
- You MUST be sure to vent fumes generated by a kiln to the outside. Some of these, such as carbon monoxide, are hazardous.
- What should I do to ventilate my kiln?
- See this for helpful tips on how to ventilate.
- See this for how to calculate ventilation requirements.
- Where should I put my kiln?
- Ventilation cautions
- Corrosion and ventilation
- If you are using a hood type vent (like the Vent-a-Kiln) do you need a kiln vent (like the Vent-Sure) also?