Final fitting of retainer into main lid body
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The old rusted retainer and the MIG-welded new one
Retainer sections were made from slicing up some 3 inch square tube giving good right angles without having to bend it.
Vermiculite brick re-installed
New fiber insulation on top of vermiculite brick
Final assembled lid ready for installation on kiln
Nice seal effect and no more rust dropping on pottery