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  1. Craftymicky

    HELP - how does this kiln work

    A wee update: i just tried it again with the following set up within the kiln. It reached a kinda orange glow ( seen through the peep hole) after about 40 min. Sadly it switched off again by the time I checked about 15 min later. I suspect it’s the extension cord I have been using ( as the kiln is outside ) - the kiln plug was very warm and the extension cord had tripped. Will find a heavy duty cord first before moving the very heavy kiln nearer a socket.
  2. Craftymicky

    HELP - how does this kiln work

    Thanks for all your replies - I’m going to give it another try over the weekend and update you all on my progress,
  3. Craftymicky

    HELP - how does this kiln work

    Lol, yeah I saw the science museum one! I did fire it and it did heat up, even got it to orange glow, all elements were on! The problem is it just shut off after a couple of hours which meant the glaze wasn’t really affected apart from the white turning gray ( see previous photo). The thermocouple is intact but had like a ceramic tube over it which I took out as it’s base is broken a bit.
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    HELP - how does this kiln work

    Thanks Sputty, that’s great! Here is a photo of the instructions ( I don’t have but are sold with the actual thingy on eBay just now) . Still trying to figure out how to make the photos small enough to be able to upload them.
  5. Hi, I’m new to this, total novice! I’ve been given a kiln I can’t find instructions to. i tried to fire it up to try it out and it just turned off. here are some pics: Thanks in advance
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