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Old 2013-11-11, 7:10pm
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I have a Paragon kiln and it is rusting - is this normal?
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Old 2013-11-11, 7:34pm
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I would think so. Don't have one, but the outside is metal, and many metals oxidize/rust.
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Old 2013-11-11, 8:15pm
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Old 2013-11-12, 9:36pm
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if its steel its going rust.

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Old 2013-11-12, 9:47pm
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Is the kiln in a temperature controlled environment? Heat and a/c?
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Old 2013-11-12, 10:03pm
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Before I had my studio built I kept my kiln in the garage, wrapped in the original plastic wrap stuff. After it was in the studio for a while I noticed little spots of rust appearing...only on the outside of the kiln. It never affected the performance and never amounted to more than cosmetic blemishes...just sayin', you've got company in your boat.

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Old 2013-11-13, 9:54am
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Why it rusts is, brick and other kiln material are pores, they suck up moister.
Every time you turn the kiln on it and it heats up it sweats, wherever there is a crack in the constriction is where it will rust as the steam escape's.

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