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In Topic: Brent Cxc Wheel Problem: Full Speed At Power On And Trips Circuit Breaker

Today, 12:06 AM

How long does the motor run before the breaker trips?

In Topic: Brent Cxc Wheel Problem: Full Speed At Power On And Trips Circuit Breaker

Yesterday, 09:57 AM

Controllers go bad. It happens. If the problem is not the pedal assembly, then it's the controller. There's nothing else there to fix, right?

In Topic: Shipping A Potter's Wheel Overseas

Yesterday, 09:55 AM

Any of the big wheel makers and sellers will be able to ship it for you with better shipping prices than you got from UPS or FedEx. UPS and FedEx really don't give good pricing to the average person. Business accounts get much better pricing. I just shipped something for one of my students yesterday for $80, but the UPS store quoted her $110. Start calling around. They may also have freight carrier options that are cheaper. Moving a 75-100 pound wheel through the airport will not be a simple thing, and like you said they'll beat the crap out of it. The Artista is a nice little wheel that will work well for a long time. I've thrown 10 pound pots on that wheel- it's stronger than it looks.


Ideally, you need to make friends with someone who owns a yacht and is planning a trip to Miami soon. :D

In Topic: Looking For Cress Kiln Review

15 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

There are a few exceptions of course, but the vast majority of residential properties are 240 volt single phase. It is possible to get into a low voltage situation, though, where for whatever reason you're not getting the full 240 volts. If it gets too low, like below 230, then you may need to get a 208 volt kiln to compensate. You'll have to talk to the kiln manufacturer to decide what's best in that situation, as it will vary from kiln to kiln. That situation is rare, but you'll still want to have an electrician verify the voltage in your studio so there are no expensive surprises when the kiln arrives.

In Topic: Kiln Shelves

15 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

In a kiln that small it won't really matter.