Years ago, when I was still relatively new to the forum, I asked about getting my kiln up and running. I got some good responses/ advice, but never too it much further than that.
Sooooo, here I am, a couple years older, and ready to go. Some of it has to do, with me finally getting the "OK" from my insurance provider.
This time, I'm including some pictures of what I'm working with. I have the tag, a general exterior shot, the control panel, the plug and the interior.
So basically, I'd like to know, what I need to do, in order to get this up and running. I do still need to run a line, to the location. The breaker box, for my house is about twenty to thirty feet away. I do have a small sub panel in the studio space, as the previous owner had a wood shop set up in there. He has some "Small 220" outlets, that he had for his larger equipment. I would have no issue possibly using a couple of those. I have nothing I'd ever use them for otherwise. Because that sub panel is a whole four feet away from the kiln. Though, to properly run the line, it would be longer, to run the wire along the wall and such. But still, better than twenty to thirty feet.
The plug end, is just ridiculous, and I'd like to replace it. Though I could also hard wire it into the panel, which I know is many times recommended, to avoid plug corrosion and potential fire.
I noted in the picture of the control panel, that the top and middle ring connections, do not fit together all the way. How can I remedy that?
The elements look in fairly good shape. No breaks or sagging, as far as I can tell.
The brick is in OK shape. Some chunks missing, either from rough loading/ unloading, or possibly element replacement. As I noted in the interior shot, the big chunks of brick sitting on the bottom, are not from the wall bricks. They just came with the kiln.
The kiln bottom looks good. It has some small cracks, but no different than most other, used, kilns I've seen.
I do believe this kiln, at one time, had an Envirovent connected. Sadly that didn't come with it, but I received a folder with a lot of the kiln info, and it had vent info with it. There are also some holes drilled in the kiln floor and lid. And if that wasn't enough evidence, it has a sticker on the metal of the lid, that says "Envirovent"...
I think that's about it. I should note, that I plan to fire to cone 6 in this.
Any help, suggestion will be appreciated.