I have loan of a friend's small Olympic electric kiln (Model 1214A) equipped with a Kiln Sitter Model K-10. Said friend has never used the kiln, as it was given to her by her mother and she never had an opportunity to use it.
Rather than the typical bank of breaker-type switches, this kiln only has a dial. The dial has an OFF setting, LO, numbers 1-6, and then HI. Just like an electric stove burner control.
I have NO CLUE how I'm supposed to fire this kiln. The kiln sitter manual doesn't have any instructions for the actual electrical controls used, and the kiln manual only covers manual switch ramping and electronic control programming. The only thing it says that could pertain to my model is that if the kiln is equipped with a kiln sitter, refer to the kiln sitter manual for operation.
(I should tell you that I have never fired anything at all by myself, as I'm only a beginner and have all of my work fired at the Community Arts Center by someone who knows what they're doing. Quite frankly, I'm terrified of firing, but I want to do my own so I'm doing my best to get over it. The instructor at the Arts Center has never heard of a kiln with a dial switch before.)
So....does anyone here have a kiln like this? How do I use it?