|Kiln Building Continued
Slowly plugging along in one of the coldest winters I have experienced here in Motegi. It has been down to at least -10℃ almost every morning for a couple of weeks now. I know it isn't very cold compared to many places but it sure makes working with mortar less enjoyable. Usually it gets up to around 8℃ during the day most winters but no such luck this year, 3 or 4 at the most.
Here are some photos of the progress. First layer soldiered above the floor.
Exit flue and burner ports. Flue dimensions are W17.5cm x H11.5cm
I decided to make it a side loading. The outside wall is heavy firebrick (sk32) and the inner wall is IBF (30). All are used bricks.
Lower spy hole
I have since added several layers. About 5 more layers and the inside height will be approx. 1m. and time to start the arch.