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Robert W. Gillett

Seems a lot cheaper than a Kon Tiki. Any claims on the relative merits?

Kelpie Wilson

It is a lot cheaper. I paid $325 for the metal pipe and $5 for the heat shield. I found it works just as well as a cone kiln and has much great capacity!

Daniel Kline

I wonder if the Flame Cap Tube was difficult to unload. Did you tip it over? I can get a similar tube for less money, but I need to consider whether I, at 5.4 ft tall and 140 lbs can manage it. I like the ease of tipping the pyramids and cones, but the cost of welding is high here. I costed out a pyramid weld at $800 based on the inches of weld.
Thank you for going to all the work to help us learn!

Daniel Kline

I also wondered if this tube has a flat or rounded bottom.

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