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In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

Yesterday, 01:45 PM

well, i got the tool today and it places the rod exactly where it was.

this means, it isnt going to fire incorrectly for the 9th time.


can i give up now?

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

08 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

thanks so much for the advice, neil.

i will try again!!

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

05 April 2014 - 01:58 PM


it did the same thing before i changed out the elements. my kiln isnt that big, so not filling the top and bottom to capacity frustrates me.

i was hoping the new elements would change that.

when i do load the middle full and not so full on the top/bottom, its still guesswork. things still come out incorrectly.



hi fellow ohioan. where are you located? im in zanesville, an hour east of columbus.

my 3 cone in the sitter was severely bent. i also replaced the sitter rod mechanism, so thats new. (im not sure what its called)

and the 5 switches dont have a high/low option. just on/off. and i do stagger. bottom switch, wait 1/2 hr, up one switch, wait 1/2 hr.

i tried firing it top/bottom switch, wait 1 hour, 2nd one up/2nd one down, wait 1 hour, then middle. that did nothing.


and yes, it was a cone 3 in the sitter. :)



i spoke with a tech at evenheat (where i got the elements) he was pretty confused and didnt know what to say for awhile.

he then suggested the trigger plate adjustment, which i did, but wasnt informed of that tool dealio. ill try that.



i appreciate everyones thoughts. thank you for your time!!

In Topic: Electric Kiln Temp Regulation

02 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

do brand new kilns offer even heating? im so fed up with losing work that im ready to give up.

how are you supposed to get an accurate temp when the difference between testing an empty kiln and a full kiln is HUGE?

In Topic: Middle Of Kiln Is Overfiring

02 April 2014 - 01:20 PM

ok, so i test fired with cones 2, 3, 4 and a 3 in the sitter.

1 set on top, middle, bottom.

i put a few pieces of broken pottery around so it wasnt firing empty.

the only cone that bent was the 2 in the middle.


its obviously a huge difference in firing a kiln full or empty.

so do i have to sacrifice an entire load of work just to get an accurate test?