Olympic Kilns

Olympic Kilns

Olympic Kilns

Locating and Installing Your Olympic Raku and Torchbearer Kiln

  • Gas Usage for Olympic Raku & Torchbearer Kilns
  • Low Pressure Regulator (Purchase From Your Gas Supplier)
  • Propane - 11" Water Column (Water Column is the Amount of Gas Pressure)
  • Natural Gas - 7" Water Column
  • ¾" Pipe Line (Purchase From Your Gas Supplier)

Propane

Olympic gas kiln burners are factory set for use on either propane or natural gas determined by the customer's order. If propane is used, your tank must have a low-pressure regulator like those on a camper or trailer. If an adjustable regulator is used, approximately ½ pound of pressure is necessary. The larger the tank the better; however, a five (5) gallon tank is the minimum size for the 1827G or 18 Raku and a 15 gallon tank is the minimum size for the 2327G/23 Raku and 2827G/28 Raku kilns. Due to gas flow, the propane tank may have a tendency to freeze solid. If ice is observed forming on the outside of the tank, water can be run over it to help keep it melted. The tank can also be lowered into a large bucket of warm water.

Natural Gas

A larger burner orifice in necessary when used on natural gas pressure, six (6) to eight (8) inches of water column is required. If your kiln was ordered for use on household natural gas, it is equipped this way.