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Bob Coyle

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 30 2015 06:48 PM

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In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

30 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

Give TJR's method a try. Might want to spritz water on the area around the cracks before you put the Spooze on. Works better is there is a more gradual transition between the dry body and the repair mix.... let it dry slow.

In Topic: Raising The Dead

23 July 2015 - 08:30 PM

You said you were not going to use the other outlets, so if the box is maxed out, you can just replace any of the 20 amp breakers with a 40 amp. Just make sure the old 20 amp line is left unconnected.

In Topic: Raising The Dead

23 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

Since you are only four feet from the box, it would make sense to run a line from there and put in a breaker that would handle at lest 40 amps. You are right... the plug has got to go. If you are having it wired by an electrician, they will provide the correct plug for the wattage. If it was a hobby wood shop then the 220 outlets are probably only 20 amps max. You just couldn't plug in without a re-wire anyway.


As for the gaps between the rings, as long as the refractory flush and  is sealed (and it looks like it is) and you are getting full contact between the ring interconnections, a little air gap won't hurt. Might even help pull air into the box to cool it. Main thing is check the contacts to see that they seat fully.


The kiln is a little beat up but should do the job of cone 6. I've used worse.


Have you checked the resistance of the elements yet?

In Topic: Sitting On My Hand(S)

22 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Surf the internet and find new ideas to steal when you get back to work!  Hope you heal quickly.

In Topic: Overfired Gas Kiln Today

18 July 2015 - 08:29 PM

Nice outcome Mark... I love happy endings!