Have you ever wanted to fire your pottery in a small gas kiln? .....maybe an Olympic Kiln is right for you.
I am not a full time potter and did not want the expense of a large gas kiln. After much research, I purchased a 7 cubic foot , Model # 2327 , with ignition system and thermocouple safety shut-off. I also got a kiln sitter. (3 peepholes, 3 burners)
Seven years later, I decided I needed a larger kiln ( 11 cubic feet) and purchased Model #2831G without the ignition system, thermocouple safety shut-off, and without a kiln sitter. The cost was around $2200 (shop around, prices vary) This one has 4 burners, and 4 peepholes.
The drawback of the ignition system and kiln sitter is the need for a 120volt receptacle. With any power outage, or surge , your kiln will shut down. I decided not to have this on my larger kiln.
The kiln needs to be in a detached area away from your
studio, and protected on at least three sides from the wind.( with ventilation) The size is wonderful because it can be 2 feet from a wall.
Mine is in a 10' x 10' area. I also mounted a fire board on the ceiling above the hole in the top.
I have found that the larger kiln fires "cool" on the bottom and "hot" on the top. I have compensated by firing cone 6 - 7 on the bottom, and cone 9 - 10 on the top. I can reach cone 10 in five hours with a reduction cycle. Mine is on a separate propane tank with a regulator for 11 water columns of pressure, shut off valve at kiln , and shut off valve at the tank. Have a professional install yours.
All of the pieces on my website have been fired in this kiln. It is great for my needs. You can also buy replacement parts, bricks, or a new top.