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Old 2014-02-28, 11:02pm
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Wink Pics of my startup.

Thanks for all the helpful posts; you members here are truly generous and I for one appreciate any and all constructive advice. (Me being a nubee.)

Here are a few pics of my future hobby...




Haven't even bought a torch yet; I'm thinking a Mirage might be a good investment.
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Old 2014-03-01, 2:45pm
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Just ordered my first kiln! Regular Guy Tall with Double Hinge Doors from The Glass Hive.
The reputation of the company is excellent and I like the fact that this is made in the USA by real glass people.
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Old 2014-03-01, 4:18pm
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You should try to get rid of the flex line and hard pipe it. The smoother the better for ventilation.
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Old 2014-03-01, 6:16pm
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I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for the advice Chuck!
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Old 2014-03-04, 8:59am
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Good choice on the kiln! I have a glass hive and love it. Also kudos to you for starting with a vent system, sometimes people jump in without learning how to do this craft safely. Dont forget to keep your propane outside or pipe in natural gas. Looks like a great setip.

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Old 2014-03-04, 4:06pm
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Couple of questions. Where is your return air? Is that wood tabletop you will be clamping your torch to?
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Old 2014-03-04, 7:30pm
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Your choice of the "Glass Hive" was excellent. I have had mine five years with no problem's. The one piece of advice I would suggest is to tilt the top of your funnel forward approximately 5 to 10 inches to better catch the heat and fumes.
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Old 2014-03-04, 10:00pm
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You did great by getting a Glass Hive kiln. I had one of the "major" brands that was a pita. Good to see other lampworkers agree with me. (wish I'd been that wise when I began!)
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Old 2014-03-04, 11:52pm
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1) air intake will be my garage open about one foot; and I am definitely planning to tilt the hood a bit forward....
I will most likely get another inline fan to be extra safe--no fumes for my lungs!
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Old 2014-03-05, 1:28am
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Also: I will fire-proof the torch area with something; by the way, I decided to order a BRAVO torch along with two EX-20 oxycons. Man, this stuff ain't cheap!
(but who cares, you only live once)
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Cement tile backer board is an inexpensive fire proofing.
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Old 2014-03-11, 1:29am
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Thanks Speedslug! I have some cement board left over from a kitchen remodel...also stone tiles...
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Couple of questions. Where is your return air? Is that wood tabletop you will be clamping your torch to?
I've put some cement board on the table; air intake will be my garage door open about 1 foot.

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Hey! My hood is very similar; except it's bright red. It's original life was a party size ice bucket. Looks like you've got a real good start.

I suggest haunting local auctions for things like glass storage cabinets and such.

If you're planning on an oxy con instead of tanks, I can hardily recommend Available/Oxygen. After using a reconditioned old medical one for many years that was so loud I had to put it in to another room - I think they forgot to put something back on when they did the work - David's are wonderful. More oxy, way less noise. Good service, quick service and, bonus, he has a great sense of humor.

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Old 2014-03-21, 1:50am
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Hey! My hood is very similar; except it's bright red. It's original life was a party size ice bucket. Looks like you've got a real good start.

I suggest haunting local auctions for things like glass storage cabinets and such.

If you're planning on an oxy con instead of tanks, I can hardily recommend Available/Oxygen. After using a reconditioned old medical one for many years that was so loud I had to put it in to another room - I think they forgot to put something back on when they did the work - David's are wonderful. More oxy, way less noise. Good service, quick service and, bonus, he has a great sense of humor.

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Thank you for the advise; my oxycons are on the way--Extreme Oxygen; two EX-20s...
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James, I sent you a private message.

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Go it! Thanks!
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Old 2014-03-24, 2:54pm
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Default Better setup pics; hard piped exhaust!!! Stronger fan!



530 CFM; I am going to use fiberglass tape with Mastic to seal each connection.

Thanks again for all the help! You guys rock!
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Old 2014-03-24, 10:52pm
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Great upgrades.

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Instead of the fiberglass tape, you might want to use the aluminum tape. That is what the people who install HVAC systems use. It has a paper backing that you peel off, then you apply it over the joint. Make sure you put it where you want it. It is super sticky stuff. Once you put it on, it's pretty much there to stay.
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Old 2014-03-25, 9:25pm
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Instead of the fiberglass tape, you might want to use the aluminum tape. That is what the people who install HVAC systems use. It has a paper backing that you peel off, then you apply it over the joint. Make sure you put it where you want it. It is super sticky stuff. Once you put it on, it's pretty much there to stay.
Hey there Greg,

I do have the aluminum tape and plan to wrap it over the cemented fiberglass. I watched an HVAC guy do it on YouTube...
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I was going to make that same comment but didn't want poor James feeling like I was picking on him. I think with the high amount of vibration induced by the fan, the aluminum tape by itself may be the best option. The fiberglass may fail due to the vibration. It does not like to stay adhered to metal all that well to begin with. However James I really don't want you to think I have a negative comment on all your ideas.


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Old 2014-03-26, 9:30pm
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I was going to make that same comment but didn't want poor James feeling like I was picking on him. I think with the high amount of vibration induced by the fan, the aluminum tape by itself may be the best option. The fiberglass may fail due to the vibration. It does not like to stay adhered to metal all that well to begin with. However James I really don't want you to think I have a negative comment on all your ideas.


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I love advice and I take advice. Went with the silver tape alone. Tested my exhaust system and it sucked all the warm air from my garage and the place was chilly in no time flat...
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Old 2014-03-26, 11:40pm
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Haha yes that sounds about right, it can be very hard to keep a studio warm. Glad your studio is coming along well. Now let's see some glass melting!!!!

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