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Old 2008-02-27, 8:15am
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Can anyone refresh my memory on the temps for "squeezing" in a small crucible? I have one that's about 6" tall, filled with 104 cullet.

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Old 2008-02-27, 12:37pm
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It depends greatly on you particular furnace/kiln, but your working temp is usually a good place to start. If that doesn't work, 50 - 100 degrees below working temp should do the trick.
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Old 2008-02-27, 3:09pm
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Ok, so I think my working temp was 1650 but I thought I had to crank it up to like 2200 deg to melt the glass, and then turn it down and repeat that. does that sound right? Oh how I wish I had some more memory in my brain.

I have a small kiln that holds a very small crucible. I think it goes up to 2300 deg.





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