I appologize for yet another "which one should I get" post, but I have searched all that I can and am really looking for some specific information that might help me make a choice.
I am currently using a 7 cu/ft old Duncan kiln that I got used. I like the size, although I would not mind something a little larger.
I have been looking primarily at the Skutt 1027-3 and the comperable L&L models. The first question is why I should choose one over the other. The Skutt is a little cheaper. There is available repair service for both brands within a couple hour drive (I live between St. Louis and Kansas City, so anything is a 2-hour drive).
The real complicatign factor is that a store in St. Louis has a used (from an Elementray school) Skutt 1227 with a new Skutt computer controller, new elements and an old (but working) vent system. I would need all new shelving, but would still come out ahead and have a larger kiln.
Can anyone point out any major positive or negative aspects to any of the options? How about some options I have not thought of?
thanks for any help, and I really appreciate all the great information I get from the site on a daily basis.