Here's a dreaded copy-and-paste from my blog. Wanted to make sure I shared it here, too. I've had an awful lot of help from folks here. Maybe someone someday can glean something helpful from this story.
In the Summer of 2012, I brought home this little Paragon electric kiln (from the next province over - and oh, what an adventure this trip was!) and parked it in the driveway, covered in a bright blue tarp, for the winter. My neighbours were pleased, I'm sure.
This Spring, we moved it to the back yard. Where we covered it in a bright blue tarp. The opposite-side neighbours were even more pleased. I'm sure.
I named her Strega Nona.
We immediately set to work, converting her to burn propane (and eventually play with soda).
We initially used a large bit for the holes - burner port and the first soda port - but that didn't go so well. At all. So we switched to the grinder for the metal, then a smaller bit for the brick portion of the smaller soda ports.
She was a mess afterward.