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Kristin_Gail

Member Since 13 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 20 2015 09:10 AM
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In Topic: Electric Kiln Failed - Possible Causes?

20 April 2015 - 08:33 AM

It's apparently an issue with the controller.  The kiln works fine when plugged into the wall on its own.  (Updating for someone who might search for this same issue.)


In Topic: Electric Kiln Failed - Possible Causes?

19 April 2015 - 02:24 PM

I've decided it's the relay, from various manufacturers' troubleshooting pages.  Including this from Jen-Ken:  " If the pilot lights on the front of the kiln flicker or do not cycle on and off while the kiln is trying to heat then the relay is usually the answer."

Damn.  Really wanted to fire this kiln three times in the next week, before packing up the studio for an indefinite number of months/years...


In Topic: Electric Kiln Failed - Possible Causes?

19 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

My house only has 100 amp service - the electrician told me I can only fire the kiln when I'm not running the oven, etc.  The last time it failed, I was running the furnace fan - which apparently drew enough to not give enough power to the kiln.

It's not doing the same thing now, though (and nothing's on in the house besides the fridge and computer).  I cannot remember exactly what was happening before, when it wasn't getting enough power, but it certainly wasn't doing this split-second-lights-on thing.

 

Will a kiln do this when one element is out?


In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

28 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

I can try it again with the MRs (I think that's what John is suggesting?) but I don't think two B2s are the proper size for the kiln - that's how I ended up with these MR-100s in the first place.


In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

28 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

In case that wasn't clear - here, let me make it even less clear.  This is my idea:

 

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The lid would still sit on the metal frame, there would just otherwise be empty space over there on the right. 

Important to note:  I understand I need to build a proper kiln; no more of this conversion craziness.  But it appears we are moving - far, far away - next summer.  I want to stick with this one until that time, when I do build a proper kiln (from someone else's plans!) at our new home.