A cold night of interupted sleep later, the Wood fueled kiln has been fired and will be ready to unload tomorrow morning. Very pleased with the whole operation, a slightly longer than hoped for push for the last 50 degrees C up to 1250C - got there by 10pm and then a couple of hours soaking - an opportunity to sit and have a thirst quenching beer with friends, while stoking the fireboxes (just as well I have not written that Risk Assessment yet!).
The kiln seems to be behaving well now, after a few modifications. Laurence rebuilt the bottom of the fireboxes, to get the embers to burn better into ash without clogging up the air supply route - that seems to have worked OK.
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