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bowenstudios
Hello all,
Stephen (fj40z) hooked me up with this WWII 522 battery heater after helping out with another transaction. Everything about it was really clean, and besides needing a cap seal, I need to order a bunch, it seemed safe to light. I had a gallon of random fuels I've dumped out of lanterns and stoves, and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to burn off a bunch, after filtering of course. I followed the directions on the label but it seems like this bad boy likes to start on about 20- 22 psi instead of 30. 
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The excess of flames was nice and once again prompted the "when are you gonna stop being a pyro" question from my wife. She seems to forget I deal with kilns that reach 2400 F with multiple burners over 1000000 btu output for a living. So this burner is a baby in my book. After a few minutes it settled down though
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Now a question for those that have these, can someone please measure the arms that screw into it for me? I'll never have a tank or whatever these were supposed to heat, but I'd sure love to use this for large corn or seafood boils. Well, I'll probably never have a tank, but given the opportunity....
-Mike
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Oh and one more thing, how important is the heat shield? I noticed that most of the burners have them, but the battery heaters don't. Seems like the battery heaters would need them since the chimney would slow heat dissipation.
-Mike
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Fj40z
Man that’s too cool Mike! Glad you liked it and got it running. I really appreciate the help in your end as well!

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I always wanted one of these. They are cool!
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Gunhippie
That's a cool stove! I had an unfired 521 w/dental sterilizer, but I sold it. No shelf queens for me!

What kind of kiln are you running?

Here's a buddies Japanese climbing kiln, wood-fired:

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That was the first firing. We got it up to 2600 by the pyrometer, and cone 12 became glaze.
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bowenstudios
Gunhippie wrote:
That's a cool stove! I had an unfired 521 w/dental sterilizer, but I sold it. No shelf queens for me!

What kind of kiln are you running?

Here's a buddies Japanese climbing kiln, wood-fired:

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That was the first firing. We got it up to 2600 by the pyrometer, and cone 12 became glaze.


That's a great kiln! What is his name? I'm guessing hes in Oregon too? How many days did it fire? Doesnt look like a super long firing. You wanna see me geek out, this is it.

Mostly gas kilns for me at the university. Although I built a nice fast fire wood kiln at another university last summer, and may be teaching there in the fall. I have a multi fuel kiln that I need to finish at home. I hope to mainly fire it on propane and waste oil. I'll fire, or help fire about any kiln I can get in front of, or into. Also have another kiln I should be building soon, things got put on hold unfortunately. It's at a community college. 

I have one of the 521 stoves also but no case. While yes mostly a shelf queen I'm not above lighting it just to make coffee. I have another minus the burner I got on here that I'm trying to make into a mini lantern. Ah all the unfinished projects.
-Mike
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Gunhippie
That belongs to a pottery co-op/residencancy called the LH project out of Joseph, OR. https://lhproject.org/

The kiln is about 30' long and ran that time for about 30 hours. We opened it two days later. Amazingly for a wood-fired kiln on its maiden voyage, absolutely nothing got broken!

They must have another dozen kilns of various types on the property.

Those guys made that from the ground up. They made the bricks, even! I was just the photog.
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warren
On the battery heater, don't run it with the heater on it if the temp is above 25 or 30 I think.  Can look at mine later.  The directions tell that.

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So Mike, what you are saying is you are a professional pyro, and should preface these kinds of posts with:

"Don't try this at home;  I'm a professional!"
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Rustytank
Gunhippie wrote:
That belongs to a pottery co-op/residencancy called the LH project out of Joseph, OR. https://lhproject.org/

The kiln is about 30' long and ran that time for about 30 hours. We opened it two days later. Amazingly for a wood-fired kiln on its maiden voyage, absolutely nothing got broken!

They must have another dozen kilns of various types on the property.

Those guys made that from the ground up. They made the bricks, even! I was just the photog.

Ok, that opened up a serious rabbit hole that I fell into. I have pored over the LH website and several websites about those types of kilns. I used to do brick and block work when I was young and have even made homemade bricks for special projects. I really enjoy that stuff. I'm in the planning/exploring stage for an outdoor wood fired oven with a wood fired stove built into it and those kiln designs were really neat to study. I may make an oven big enough to fire things too If I take a notion. I've never considered myself artsy, but I think the art is sometimes in the tools others use.
Thanks for that post Timm!
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Rustytank wrote:

Ok, that opened up a serious rabbit hole that I fell into. I have pored over the LH website and several websites about those types of kilns. I used to do brick and block work when I was young and have even made homemade bricks for special projects. I really enjoy that stuff. I'm in the planning/exploring stage for an outdoor wood fired oven with a wood fired stove built into it and those kiln designs were really neat to study. I may make an oven big enough to fire things too If I take a notion. I've never considered myself artsy, but I think the art is sometimes in the tools others use.
Thanks for that post Timm!


I have a friend that builds wood fired ovens, and runs a bakery in this museum village that is part of the Smithsonian. He has some good recommendations for books and the like for reference on building them. I can get them if you want, I can't remember them right now.

I'd love to know what kind of recipe the residency used in their kiln. Normally they are really high in alumina and have to be low in iron. A kiln like Timm showed would have to be able to withstand a minimum of 3200F. An average firebrick, like in a fire place is a 2300F brick. That being said I know one guy that built a gas fired kiln the size of a bread oven to test in. He cast his out of a special mix he made up, but I think it was mostly crushed soft firebrick. Those are fun because the hot face can be 2400F and you can hold the other end with your bare hands.

You could use fireplace type bricks for your oven/ kiln and easily fire surface clay that occurs naturally in most areas. It matures around 1900F
-Mike
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outlawmws wrote:
So Mike, what you are saying is you are a professional pyro, and should preface these kinds of posts with:

"Don't try this at home;  I'm a professional!"


Yes absolutely, I say this almost everyday we are firing, or "I'm going to show you the way I don't want you to do things"
-Mike
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bowenstudios
warren wrote:
On the battery heater, don't run it with the heater on it if the temp is above 25 or 30 I think.  Can look at mine later.  The directions tell that.


Hey Warren,
The side of the flue is stamped
"Caution, for operation at temperatures above 0 degrees F remove this flue to prevent overheating burner"
So really, really cold operation

Did I read on another post about these that you have a manual? I'd love to see it, especially to understand how it mounted.

Also could you get me the lengths of the pot supports for the stove version? Like I said above I'll never use the heater, but sure will light it up to cook over. I can reproduce the supports since I'm sure I won't find originals.
-Mike
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I have a friend that builds wood fired ovens, and runs a bakery in this museum village that is part of the Smithsonian. He has some good recommendations for books and the like for reference on building them. I can get them if you want, I can't remember them right now.

I'd love to know what kind of recipe the residency used in their kiln. Normally they are really high in alumina and have to be low in iron. A kiln like Timm showed would have to be able to withstand a minimum of 3200F. An average firebrick, like in a fire place is a 2300F brick. That being said I know one guy that built a gas fired kiln the size of a bread oven to test in. He cast his out of a special mix he made up, but I think it was mostly crushed soft firebrick. Those are fun because the hot face can be 2400F and you can hold the other end with your bare hands.

You could use fireplace type bricks for your oven/ kiln and easily fire surface clay that occurs naturally in most areas. It matures around 1900F

I'd love any reference material you can send my way. IM it or it may make a good off topic thread. I'm sure others may be interested as well.
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Rustytank wrote:

Ok, that opened up a serious rabbit hole that I fell into. I have pored over the LH website and several websites about those types of kilns. I used to do brick and block work when I was young and have even made homemade bricks for special projects. I really enjoy that stuff. I'm in the planning/exploring stage for an outdoor wood fired oven with a wood fired stove built into it and those kiln designs were really neat to study. I may make an oven big enough to fire things too If I take a notion. I've never considered myself artsy, but I think the art is sometimes in the tools others use.
Thanks for that post Timm!


So, just get yerself into one of those residencies and learn kiln building! We can swap some GPAs and lies over a beers when you're not busy making stuff.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Rustytank
Gunhippie wrote:


So, just get yerself into one of those residencies and learn kiln building! We can swap some GPAs and lies over a beers when you're not busy making stuff.

If I ever make it to your part of the country I'm definitely looking you up to have a beer. I have a friend who makes her living as a potter, I'm going to show her this and see if she wants to try to build one. Maybe we could start a program here in.
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Gunhippie
Get a hold of those folks at the LH Project. Jacob is an old friend of mine. I'll bet he'd be more than happy to share kiln-building experience and probably can hook you up with someone in your area.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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holliswood
@bowenstudios

Did you ever get your measurements on the arms/pot supports? I have a 522 and could measure and post pictures of them. 
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holliswood wrote:
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Did you ever get your measurements on the arms/pot supports? I have a 522 and could measure and post pictures of them. 


I never have, I'll PM you. Thank you
-Mike
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