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Friends and I have been discussing kiln elements. One party believes firing glass bottles to cone 015 causes elements to bulge out of their slots more readily than firing ceramic bisque to cone 06.

Sidewall elements that are fired only to low temperatures such as cone 015 do not get hot enough to conform to the shape of the grooves. So, they tend to bulge more than elements that are fired to cone 05 and above. Nevertheless, the lower the temperature, the longer the elements last. So elements fired to cone 015 last longer than those fired to 05. (Cone 05 is hotter than cone 015.)



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