CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk  

Go Back   CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk > Hot Glass > General Hot Glass Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-03-2019, 10:33 PM
rodman gilder miller rodman gilder miller is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: seattle
Posts: 70
rodman gilder miller is on a distinguished road
The frost is on the pumpkin

For many years, now, as Halloween passes and the hard frosts begin, I have been worried over my glass crucibles... not the hot one filled with glass, but the retired pots decorating gardens and becoming birdbaths. Many years I have taken care to empty the water when a cold spell is upon us.

Recently, I have realized that I have never had one crack and maybe the thickness of the crucibles protect them. Have other blowers had the same experience?

Several year ago, I started insulating the surface of the water in the crucibles by floating a circle of foam wrapping (poly-ethylene?). This delays the top of the water from freezing. This is an easy solution to the potential problem, but is it needed at all?
You have to dance with the glass
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 PM.

All published comments within these message boards are the opinions of its contributor and does not represent
the opinion(s) of the owner(s) of this website. Please see the Terms of Use file for more details.

Books to Help Artists Avoid Online Scams: Top 10 Email Scams | Social Media Scams

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Opportunity Network. 2008. All Rights Reserved.