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Forum: Safety 2016-06-22, 2:40pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark Parkinson
maybe I did not explain it well enough the kiln...

maybe I did not explain it well enough the kiln is plugged into a separate stand alone controller that uses its own thermocouple to monitor the kiln the only thing the infinite switch did was to...
Forum: Safety 2016-06-21, 6:05pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,837
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Kiln repair (infinite switch)

I have a Jen Ken AF 1381 that is my overflow kiln when I have filled the Paragon.

The infinite switch has gone on it. I have been using the switch in the high position for about 2 years and using...
Forum: Studio 2015-06-06, 12:11pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,343
Posted By Mark Parkinson
I had a woodstove in my studio, 700 ft square...

I had a woodstove in my studio, 700 ft square outbuilding and removed it in favour of a pellet stove. A lot less work, the same nice dry heat, and no ash floating around the studio after I cleaned...
Forum: Studio 2015-02-13, 6:32pm
Replies: 63
Views: 30,299
Posted By Mark Parkinson
actually I don't just ran out :wtf:

actually I don't just ran out :wtf:
Forum: Studio 2015-01-06, 7:17pm
Replies: 63
Views: 30,299
Posted By Mark Parkinson
My rearraged studio

the torching area
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torching kiln
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stained glass area
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-06, 6:56am
Replies: 10
Views: 7,825
Posted By Mark Parkinson
I use a paragon F130 for that reason, although I...

I use a paragon F130 for that reason, although I do have one of their (Glass Hive) stand alone controllers for my slumping kiln. Glass hive kilns from what I have seen will meet the CSA requirements...
Forum: Torch Questions 2013-06-26, 4:29am
Replies: 28
Views: 9,080
Posted By Mark Parkinson
I built my own foot pedal to run on my Scorpion...

I built my own foot pedal to run on my Scorpion with a 5M on the inner fire and a 20M on the outer fire I bought all the parts from ebay for less than $50.00 the valve for the outer fire exhausts to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-03, 5:15pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,604
Posted By Mark Parkinson
to straighten mandrells place on a smooth flat...

to straighten mandrells place on a smooth flat surface 5 or 10 at a time place a heavy flat object on top the length of the mandells or longer and roll them back and forth will straighten out 99% of...
Forum: Studio 2012-07-13, 1:27pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,605
Posted By Mark Parkinson
The windows you see in the photos are north...

The windows you see in the photos are north facing so the sun is not a big problem except late in the afternoon .... when the kilns are just about full any way .... the view can be distracting at...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-08, 4:58pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By Mark Parkinson
At present I have 4 Kilns in my studio but by far...

At present I have 4 Kilns in my studio but by far the most used due to its convieniance is a Paragon f350 I like the 11 x 11 x 11 inside dimentions when doing sculptural work and the bead door in the...
Forum: Studio 2012-07-08, 4:44pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,605
Posted By Mark Parkinson
heres my solution, excuse the messy bench please....

heres my solution, excuse the messy bench please.

I use piping for built in vacuum cleaners its 2" diameter and costs $4.00 for a ten foot length I cut it to 11" lengths ( I like the rods sticking...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-02-12, 9:46am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By Mark Parkinson
heres a list that AIG put together for the...

heres a list that AIG put together for the requirements of the various torches

http://artistryinglass.on.ca/charts/oxygenrequirementsfortorches.html

its showing that a Red Max requires 45Lpm...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-01-13, 5:46am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,644
Posted By Mark Parkinson
I just went through this very problem... I looked...

I just went through this very problem... I looked at the price of shipping two ways + the costs of rebuilding the compressor and it came to more than 50% of the price of a "new" one, decided to...
Forum: Studio 2012-01-10, 5:59am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,768
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Thats a very good point Pam ... if anything...

Thats a very good point Pam ... if anything happens and you have non CSA equipment in your studio your insurance company will deny your claim so fast it will make your head spin.
A further point if...
Forum: Studio 2012-01-09, 3:51pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,768
Posted By Mark Parkinson
got the e-mail ... sorry got caught up in some...

got the e-mail ... sorry got caught up in some drama here (idiot contractor) have replied to your general questions
Forum: Studio 2012-01-07, 7:16am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,768
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Annie I am a building inspector in Ontario. I can...

Annie I am a building inspector in Ontario. I can probably answer any specific question that you have you can e-mail or PM me if you would feel more comfortable with that .

the first question I...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-29, 7:27pm
Replies: 53
Views: 13,270
Posted By Mark Parkinson
thats funny been doing exactly that for years ......

thats funny been doing exactly that for years ... as always its about how you use the tools not the tools
Forum: Boro Room 2011-10-09, 5:41am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mark Parkinson
graphite tape.... THATS IT thank you ... will...

graphite tape.... THATS IT thank you ... will order some today ... in the mean time I will try Glassdog's method and see how that works for me ... no ribbon burner yet but its on my list if I ever...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-10-08, 7:24am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Lightbulb Creating a coil in tubing?

I would like to make some straws for a "cocktail" theme party using some 8mm boro tube.

part of my design calls for a helical coil in the middle of the straw I read somewhere (and forgot to...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-10-05, 6:25pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Sangita your question would be best answered by...

Sangita your question would be best answered by e-mailing Pam and Mike. they answer all questions about thier product quickly and in a concidered manner.
their e-mail is on the website
...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-10-04, 5:30pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Talking Glasshive rocks

I needed a stand alone controller for my big fusing kiln (reconfigured ceramic kiln)

Mike and Pam custom built it and shipped it in great time.

completely plug and play ...I programed my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-04, 4:44am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,124
Posted By Mark Parkinson
Tempted to say google it like everyone else...

Tempted to say google it like everyone else does... but here you go

http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2081311/Razor-Turning-Kit.aspx
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-08-07, 6:57am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mark Parkinson
try the Caravan tents at Costco mine has stood up...

try the Caravan tents at Costco mine has stood up for years of abuse and heavy winds
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-08-07, 5:41am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Mark Parkinson
With metal (steel and iron) annealing is done to...

With metal (steel and iron) annealing is done to soften the metal to make it easier to work with this would not result in a bright sound from the keys.This is done in much the same way as glass with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-02, 9:30am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By Mark Parkinson
my father used to work for Dominion Glass they...

my father used to work for Dominion Glass they made beer bottles,mason jars,baby food botles and for a long time the fancy bottles that Avon used for their "collector" bottles

I aked him a whule...
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