Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc. is the official
Canadian agent for Bailey Gas Kilns
When you buy a Bailey gas kiln from Tucker’s you get the excellent service of Tucker’s staff with our complete knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Canadian market.We will guide you through the purchase from choosing the right kiln for you to final delivery and installation.
Approved Bailey Gas Kilns – Introduction to Bailey Downdraft Gas Kilns
Bailey Gas Kilns are Approved & Now 100% Certified for the US and Canada.
Bailey Gas Kilns are officially approved and certified for the US and Canada. Add this to the long list of advantages in owning a Bailey Downdraft Gas Kiln. You get great dependable firing results, highly energy-efficient firings, superior technical support, and many innovative design features that are not found on any other kiln.
Without certification, any kiln installed in Canada requires an expensive time consuming and painstaking field certification. With certification already incorporated, installations are trouble free, fast, and inexpensive.
Don’t be fooled!
Some kiln companies are deceptive by creating the illusion that their kilns are approved by stating their “components are listed”. This is no help when an inspector comes to your kiln site. The local inspectors will ask “Where is the certification label?” and you won’t have one. They don’t care that various parts are listed, they want to know that the entire kiln has been fully approved for safety and is certified!
Bailey Gas Kilns have it all!
Conforms to the American Gas Association standard 1-94 and the Canadian Standards Association standard C22.2.
Bailey Gas Kilns are Approved &
Now 100% Certified for the US and Canada.
Bailey 360 Down-Draft Kilns… A Triumph of Logic and Innovative Thinking.
Bailey Gas Kilns are the by-product of logic and innovative thinking. Our unique down-draft design represents years of careful research. Every aspect of fuel efficiency, firing consistency and durability has been incorporated into each kiln. We can say quite confidently that there is no other kiln design that can provide such an unparalleled performance.
Uniform Heat Distribution
The Bailey down-draft gives a unique 360 degree heat flow pattern. This flow pattern maximizes the absorption of the heat energy and dramatically reduces firing costs. You get uniform heat top to bottom, front to back, and side to side. Unlike venturi style downdraft kilns with burners coming through the floor, our forced air downdraft kilns offer ingenious internal adjustments to fine tune the path of the heat flow. By adjusting the placement and size of the target brick, we can optimize firing results for traditional pottery forms or sculpture. Just watch those cone packs drop evenly!
The 360 degree heat travel also gives excellent control of the atmosphere. Whether you fire oxidation or reduction, atmosphere control is extremely simple. We take the mystery out of firing and make it easy to get perfectly consistent firing results. You can look forward to beautiful glazes in every part of your kiln.
Bailey Gas Kilns are Approved &
Now 100% Certified for the US and Canada.
Bailey Studio Standard & Studio Standard Shuttle Front Loading Gas
Super Economical… Beautiful Firing Results!
Many potters make the mistake of purchasing a “cheap” kiln and live to regret it. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” Do you want to chance firing your pottery in a kiln that is under built and isn’t capable of firing efficiently or evenly? And what a shock it is when you realize that the manufacturer doesn’t have the know how to resolve your firing problems.
Bailey Studio Standard Kilns have been engineered to offer perfect balance of combustion, insulation, and performance at an unprecedented low price. The Bailey Studio Standards are energy efficient, easy to use and deliver perfectly even heat and atmospheres. And you get the assurance of Bailey quality and innovation, plus unlimited access to our kiln technical staff. Bailey Studio kilns ensure that your work will fire properly every time.
Check All the Design Features That Bailey Has to Offer
The most versatile way of building an insulating brick kiln
Typical mortared wall construction reduces the utility life of a kiln. Once a kiln is mortared as a continuous brick structure, large gapping cracks will result from the expansion and contraction from each firing. There is no way to effectively repair the structure in this type of brick construction.
The Bailey Advantage: Instead of mortaring the brick walls, Bailey Deluxe and Production kilns are anchored together mechanically. In this way, each brick has an expansion joint which prevents cracking and greatly extends the life of the overall lining. Another benefit of this design is the ease of repair. If damage occurs, the anchors can be easily removed, the bricks replaced, and the kiln restored to new condition. By comparison, mortared kiln walls cannot be locally repaired.
Receiving & Installing a Bailey Gas Kiln
Unless you have a fork lift, or a pallet truck and a loading dock, shipping a kiln will involve both a long distance and short distance carrier. We specify the long distance carrier and will safely “nose-load” and “chock-in” your crated kiln in the front of an empty trailer. This same trailer will be routed directly to your location with few or no transfers.
The long distance carrier will transport your kiln across the country, but is not responsible for unloading it. Therefore, if you do not own a forklift (such as colleges may have on hand), you will need to arrange to have the kiln removed from the truck and put in position. You will either have the kiln delivered to the kiln site and then arrange to have someone take it off the truck, or, have the kiln shipped to a mover who will bring the kiln to the site at a later date and unload it. If you are going to have it shipped to the kiln site, then search in the phone book for a mover who owns a forklift, or a fork lift rental who also provide unloading services, or a lumber yard (or similar business ) who will arrange to unload your kiln. Make sure they are insured.
Give any prospective mover a physical description of the kiln, the weight, and inform them that it is designed to be picked up with a pallet truck or a fork lift only. Also inform them to never attempt to move the kiln by pushing into the side wall areas. All kilns require 6 ft. forks. Call us for a recommendation towards fork lift capacity. You should get several quotes for the best price.
When you order the kiln, specify that you want to be called when the kiln is due to be delivered to your local mover. Inspect the kiln as soon as it arrives at your local mover for any damage. The kiln and furniture are insured for long distance, and any damage claim must be made when the kiln arrives. From the point that your local carrier signs for the kiln and furniture, they are then responsible for any damage.
- Mechanically Anchored Brick
- Ventilated Frame
- Downdraft 360 Degree Circulation
- Forced Air Combustion
- Low, Low Firing Costs!
- Stainless Heat Shields
- Built in Burner Port Covers
- Adjustable Door Seals
- Spring Loaded Cart Seals
- Optional Retractable Track
- Optional Source/Hood Residual Hood
- AGA approved Safety Components
- Complete Product Technical Support
- Complete Venting Design and Supply
- Kiln Site Consultation2 Car Trackless Shuttle (pictured on the left)
- 1 or 2 car Shuttles
Even at first glance, Bailey Downdraft All-Brick Gas Kilns exude a sense of solidity. Bailey Kilns are massive, built from heavy tubular and structural steel. Take a closer look, and you are immediately impressed by a multitude of outstanding innovative features.
Comparing Studio Deluxe with Production Kilns
Studio Deluxe front loading kilns range in sizes from 8 to 31 cubic feet of stacking space. The Production front loading kilns range from 28 to 40 cubic feet of stacking space. Both Deluxe and Production kilns utilize the same Double Skin Ventilated Frame construction with stainless chimneys and vary only in their respective insulation profiles.
The Deluxe models have 4½” of insulating firebrick in the walls, floor and arch. This insulating profile is ideal for the small to medium range of kiln because it offers an economical firing, and a cool cycle that allows a reasonable turn around time. There would be no benefit to add insulation to this range for typical stoneware firings.
The Production models have 6” of insulating firebrick in the walls and 6¾” in the arch. This insulating profile is ideal for medium to large kilns. The increase in insulation thickness is more in ratio to the thermal mass that is being fired. This is a more practical kiln for firing sculpture where the operator intends to fire longer schedules than the typical stoneware firings.
When ordering a kiln, give us a call and we will determine what materials you will need for a safe hook-up. We also require that you send a diagram of your kiln room, indicating the relevant vertical dimensions at the point where the venting materials will exit the structure. Never attempt to hook up a kiln without the technical assistance of our staff. Using the wrong materials can have serious consequences.
Bailey kilns do not require a “continuous” chimney. Our kilns are designed to fire properly with the draft that is supplied by both the kiln’s short chimney and the forced draft burners. Heat escaping from the exit at the top of the kiln chimney is immediately mixed with cool ambient air in our combustion hood and then channeled into a variety of appropriately rated