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  • 1) Controls periodic, field, or retort kilns to bake clay products, such as brick, sewer pipe, clay refractories, and roofing tile: Opens fuel valves and lights gas or oil fire, using oil-soaked stick.

  • 2) Seals kiln door with bricks and daubs brick with clay to prevent loss of heat, using trowel.

  • 3) Observes thermometer and action of pyrometric cones through peepholes, or removes object from kiln with tongs and examines object to determine rate of burning.

  • 4) Turns gas or oil valves and dampers to adjust rate of burning or baking of objects.

  • 5) Closes fuel valves and fireboxes, opens kiln-crown holes, and installs fans to cool objects.

  • 6) May be designated according to type of kiln operated as Dry-Kiln Burner; Field-Kiln Burner; Retort-Kiln Burner; or according to product burned as Brick-Kiln Burner; Roofing-Tile Burner.




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Job Number: 5541