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Should you use a downdraft vent even if you are not firing hazardous glazes?

You might consider the other advantages of the downdraft vent besides removing fumes. A downdraft vent also pulls fresh oxygen into the kiln, which helps burn carbon out of the clay. Heat distribution is a little more even too. People have reported that the Kiln Sitter tube lasts longer.

One other advantage of the downdraft vent is that you can leave the lid closed throughout the firing. Without the vent, you will need to remember to close the lid from the vented position.



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