I spoke to Skutt tech support about some temp problems. I put in a new thermocouple. It is the newer inexpensive style. The one I replaced is not made anymore. It was old and possibly responsible. Some facts: Cone 6 firings, electric skutt 1027 kiln. About 100 firings in. More than half were cone 04.
I still had what I viewed as a problem (glazes vary from looking not good to just looking different) after one cone 6 firing, so I called Skutt again. Apparently, according to the tech, when you change the thermocouple you have to re-calibrate the kiln by comparing old cone tests with new cone tests. First I heard of that! I don't save the old cone tests. Do you? So now I need to run a firing with tests of all my glazes and figure out how to "calibrate" to get them to look like they used to.
Has anyone experienced different results after changing the thermocouple? Did you know about this?
I realize there are many mechanical issues involved in accurate temperature readings in firing, but I appreciate it if you could help me with this one particular issue. Thank you so much!