So you have decided to take the plunge and purchase a unique type chimney pot for your chimney. You figure that the pot needs to be fixed anyway so why not fix it with a quality crafted one to make it look good. Odds are this is the only time in your lifetime it will need to be fixed so you are going to make sure it looks nice. Before a lot of us put anything either on or in our houses we can be curious as far as finding out how it is made. It is of quality craftsmanship? Is it safe? Are the materials used top of the line so the item will last a long time? These are just some of the questions that usually run through people’s minds. People’s knowledge of chimney pots in general is usually not that vast so it stands to reason they for the most part have no clue as to how they are made. After reading this article you will no longer be one of those people.
One thing that is quite refreshing and unique about how chimney pots are made is the fact that they are still made today by roughly the same process they were made by decades and decades before. The focus in making a chimney pot is focused on quality handmade craftsmanship and in today’s world of mass production this is becoming more and more less prevalent. The first in making chimney pots includes the pot being hand crafted by either being thrown on a wheel or on a mold of some kind.
After put on the wheel it is now time for the artisan to take over. This artisan will handcraft the chimney pot to the specifications laid out for him. Once they are completed the mold must go through a complete drying process. This drying process can take several days and once dried the chimney pot mold is then put into 2000 degree or more kiln. The type of kiln your chimney pot will go into will vary based upon the company that is making it as well as the type of kiln you require.
Most people are comforted by the care and dedication it takes to build a chimney pot. They know that there cannot be any shortcuts taken in the building of them and they all need to be constructed by the handcrafted process outlined above thus making it impossible for any kind of quick fix.
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