Electricity cost of firing small ceramics pieces in a kiln?
Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:34 AM
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:36 AM
On the West Coast it was more..much more. Next time you fire, write down the KWH on your meter. When you are done firing, write it down again and figure how many KWH you used, multiply that by your Electric company rate. Some rates vary if you fire off hours.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:44 AM
I'm going to try to get that KWH cost figure shortly...hold on...
Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:47 AM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:22 AM
Let's say your bisque firing takes 12 hours and your glaze firing takes 8 hours. 20 hours total. Let's assume that, in average, the kiln elements are ON half of this time, 10 hours. Your kiln is 10.4 kW. So it comes to 104 kWh. If the cost of energy in your area is $.12 per kWh, you'll need to spend $12.48 total to bisque and glaze fire your wares.
Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:40 PM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:40 PM
On the power issue I have a time of use electric meter (TOU) so the power costs less 7pm to noon- and more the other times-this is just another cost issue as everyone has noted so its hard to nail cost down without more info of what the costs for power where this kiln will live.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:32 AM
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