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Electric Kiln

Melting Pic

Description:

This is my project to build an electric kiln for melting various kinds of metals. I plan on starting with low melting point metals and working my way up.

Status:: 11/04/2004

  • Yesterday I completed my first melt and did 2 today as well. The first melt in the cold kiln took 75 minutes and the second melt in the warm kiln with the same amount of metal (Zinc Alloy - 4.5 pounds) took 50 minutes.

    Kiln Info:

    • Size: 19 x 19 x 15 (inches)
    • Weight: est. 200 lbs+
    • Chamber size: 11 x 11 x 9 (inches)
    • Chamber Walls: grooved hard firebrick
    • Refractory: 2 parts Silica Sand / 1 part fireclay
    • Heating Elements:
      • Type: 18 gauge Nickel Chromium (NiChrome)
      • Total Raw wire length: 100 ft.
      • Watts (240V): ~5400


      Last modified: 01/01/2012 @ 12:23 am