I have two older model thermocouples. Both are several inches long. Is it necessary to use the entire length of these devices inside of the kiln. A kiln sitter only protrudes a couple of inches and doesn't encroach too much, but a 6-8 inch thermocouple does seem to get in the way. Have thermocouples gotten shorter over the years? I'm talking about two thermocouples and two separate kilns, here. I plan to put a pyrometer on one and a controller on the other.
thanks, john autry