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Franklin Sankar 07-17-2020 07:31 PM

Scale in cullet
 
If you have bits of scale in the cullet for remelting. Does it drill holes in the pot, or affect the small pot.
Franklin

Franklin Sankar 07-18-2020 06:05 AM

Ok I do it to practice sometimes.
Franklin

Pete VanderLaan 07-18-2020 08:49 AM

If your work is entirely clear, yes the iron tone will show. If you are adding color, you'll likely never see it at all.

Franklin Sankar 07-18-2020 09:54 AM

So it does not harm the pot. Donít care about coloring .
Franklin

Pete VanderLaan 07-18-2020 11:50 AM

It does not harm the pot.

Franklin Sankar 07-18-2020 12:03 PM

Great. Thanks
Franklin

Eben Horton 07-18-2020 08:02 PM

Add a wee bit of iron oxide to it and enjoy some Black Forest glass. It is so beautiful.

Franklin Sankar 07-19-2020 06:11 AM

Is it easy to clean the pot after. I can’t get all the glass out.
Franklin

Hugh Jenkins 07-19-2020 12:57 PM

It can take a charge to wash out the tint, but it really depends on how clean the batch is that you are charging. As long as you don't scrupulously sort your cullet you will keep recycling the iron (and chrome) from pipe scale. We save out the "near clear" and wait for a time close to crucible replacement and plan for some tinted melts. At least the scale dissolves in well.

Franklin Sankar 07-20-2020 10:14 AM

Thanks I was worried that the scale would drill holes in the pot.
All is well now
Franklin


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