I finally got around to doing a job today that I’ve been putting off for months. About a year ago I cast six big blocks to use as the front door for the kiln. They really work great keeping most of the heat from the front of the kiln away from the stokers.
Unfortunately though, I kept putting off casting the final top of the arch. Filling in that final space with smaller bricks was problematic because we kept knocking bricks into the kiln when we stoked.
So this morning I finally bit the bullet and gathered together some scrap wood, bricks, plastic, and cardboard, hauled out some leftover castable mix and cast two arch pieces.