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  • 1) Operates drawing kiln to process molten glass into continuous sheet of flat glass: Sets rheostat to control speed of rolls on kiln that draw glass sheet of specified thickness, and adjusts setting to maintain thickness, based on gauge or recorder readings during processing.

  • 2) Regulates gas-firing to edges of glass sheet to prevent slippage of sheet from knurl guide wheels.

  • 3) Inspects glass sheet through kiln peephole for defects, such as stones and blisters, as sheet is drawn vertically by rolls.

  • 4) Signals BALCONY WORKER to open rolls and allow passage of defective area to prevent break in sheet.

  • 5) Receives gauge readings and positions asbestos pads on sides of cooling jacket in kiln with iron rod to correct irregular thickness in glass sheet.

  • 6) Closes lower roll of drawing kiln to prevent broken sheets of glass from collapsing into kiln.

  • 7) Lights auxiliary gas jets in kiln to heat glass sheet below break and stop run of break.

  • 8) Replaces jacket cooling pads and plugs in kiln with mortar, using trowel.




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Job Number: 3142