Train kiln 2

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Air inlets for the firebox are visible here . Note the 27ins x 12 ins x 3ins fireclay slabs, which are used to span the top of the chamber to form the roof.

Catenary arched firebox

Above:view along the chamber towards the firebox

Right: view along the chamber to the chimney end. This massive damper is raised and lowered with a boat winch. Note the curved burn-off of carbon from heating between the damper and the face of the chimney when the damper  is in the raised position during firing.

Looking along the anagama towards the chimney it shares with the train kiln. The train kiln joins the chimney at the left . Vermiculite slabs resting on the rear of the anagama are used for the top layer of the roof of the train kiln.
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