Oh how time flies when stuff happens. It feels good during the day and is getting pretty darn cold at night. In between bouts of rain I have been steadily working in the studio and out. Firing and refiring. Bricking and unbricking.
I redid the front firebox area today and changed the grate configuration. I started with an arched grate but it was too tall so I lowered the floor and am planning to span the top of the box with long bricks (hopefully two 13" bricks with a support in the center).
My plan is to continue to work on the kiln until the weather is unbearable.