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Jo-Ann    4

Ugh I messed up. Very early this morning I set my kiln up for a glaze fire. I think in my sleepy stupor I accidentally set my kiln sitter up with a 06 cone not cone 6. The reason I think this is because it normally takes 8 to ten hours for my kiln sitter to flick off but when I went to check on it at about 6 hours it was off. I was very confused at first but i am now rethinking my steps and realized what I've done. I can not for the life of me see the cones I set up to monitor so that won't help me

 

What would you more experienced potters recommend I do. Leave it to cool and then set it up again tomorrow or manually reset and put it on high for the last 2 to four hours?

 

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

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OffCenter    82

Ugh I messed up. Very early this morning I set my kiln up for a glaze fire. I think in my sleepy stupor I accidentally set my kiln sitter up with a 06 cone not cone 6. The reason I think this is because it normally takes 8 to ten hours for my kiln sitter to flick off but when I went to check on it at about 6 hours it was off. I was very confused at first but i am now rethinking my steps and realized what I've done. I can not for the life of me see the cones I set up to monitor so that won't help me

 

What would you more experienced potters recommend I do. Leave it to cool and then set it up again tomorrow or manually reset and put it on high for the last 2 to four hours?

 

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

 

I don't understand how you can manually reset the kiln sitter without letting it cool so that you can put a cone 6 in it.

 

Jim

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Jo-Ann    4

When I push the button down it stays down. Even if the latch isn't up. . . Now you have me wondering, Is that not supposed to happen?

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Jo-Ann    4

I think too much time has passed so my timing would be off . . . ill just retry after it cools thanks anyway.

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Min    783

If you had the correct witness cones in the kiln I would keep the same ones in for the next firing to ^6, they have already had some heatwork like the pots have. If not I wouldn't worry about it, just put a ^6 or ^7 (which ever you usually use) in your sitter and start again. The heatwork effect of a ^06 on ^6 clay isn't going to be much. I wouldn't have gone just by time fired in the first place. 

Min

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

I can restart mine just by pushing the button even with the cone down. Just let it cool. Open it up and see what happened.

Marcia

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Jo-Ann    4

Thanks Marcia,

 

Everything was as fine as Min said it would be. I've restarted, this time with the proper cone in the sitter. :/

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