Hi... I hope someone can offer some advice...
I bought a small second hand Tetlow Electric kiln about a month ago and have just gone to fire it up for the first time today. I was giving it a vacuum to clean it out because it hadn't been used in a long time... when I noticed that behind many of the elements and in the holes that the elements go into was full of mud wasp nests. They obviously created quite a home inside the kiln for a long time while it wasn't in use... but because they were behind the elements I didn't see them when I inspected it. Before I call the guy I bought it from I was wondering what risks would be involved in cleaning the nests out as best I can and firing it up?
The biggest problem is that its a small kiln and its hard to get inside to see where all the nests are. They also go back inside these holes and I don't know how far in they go. I'm worried that if I fire it up they will melt all over the inside and ruin the kiln. Any advice would be helpful.