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  1. Thanks, that was a very helpful video. I agree with the advice about cone supports. Do not make your own. Here is a video that will help you to evaluate firebrick damage: Sincerely, Arnold Howard Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com
  2. I just bought my first kiln, used off craigslist. It is a Knight model 82. I have a few questions I hope to find answers for. First I should state that I am on a extreme budget. My first question, The kiln sitter is missing one of the cone holders. I know that they are less than $10 for a replacement but when I said extreme I meant it. I will buy it if I have to but if it isn't anything more than a metal rod why would I? Any idea what these are made of? I was thinking or taking a plug apart and using the metal prong. It is the exact same size as far as width and thickness. Thoughts? My second question is in regards to kiln furniture. I got a nice supply of shelves with the kiln but no stilts. Any thoughts of getting these second hand or making them? The brick is chipped in a few places but no where is it chipped deeper than the element channel. I would say there are 3 major chips that are a few inches across. Are these ok to just leave? Thanks for any help.

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