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Growin' Granny

Member Since 31 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 28 2014 01:04 AM
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In Topic: Materials to press into clay for random texture

11 April 2013 - 01:56 AM

A friend made some lovely textured tile for her kitchen using smashed coffee beans, larger bits than coarse ground.

In Topic: What not to do

25 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

Trina, I admire how readily you owned up to your mistake(s)--and publicly no less! I'm always so embarrassed when I do something like that...since I don't lie, I'll reply mumble mumble when someone asks me how I acquired an injury that was self-inflicted rather than admit to it. I need to work on that since we all make mistakes and I think it's good to be able to laugh at ourselves and our foibles.

In Topic: Underfire, what next?

08 June 2012 - 02:03 AM

If there was any problem with the elements, relays, etc, you should have had an error code. There's a good chance you programmed it wrong. Once you start the firing, push the 'Review Program' button to make sure you programmed it correctly. You can even check it at the end of the firing if there is a problem again.


Thanks you all for the suggestions. I'm pretty sure it was operator error...I think I programmed it incorrectly or a part of the sequence didn't register, although I was (or thought I was) very careful. My kiln is probably the granddaddy of the electronics as there isn't much of a program or review program. All I can do is press the 'Select' key repeatedly. And there are only two error codes: EEE means a thermocouple problem and Err2 means invalid data detected and unit is forced to shut down. However, the second firing went perfectly, the cones look exactly as they should and my glazes look better than in any previous firings...I'm very happy with the results and so thrilled to finally have my own kiln and be able to control my own firings.

In Topic: Underfire, what next?

07 June 2012 - 02:02 AM

Kiln just shut off...9 hours including soak time. Now, that seems more like it ! Couldn't see the cones again (what *is* the trick?!) even with welding green lens. Tomorrow the cones will tell the story but I'm pretty sure all went well. I'm inclined to believe that yesterday's problem was likely operator error.

In Topic: Underfire, what next?

06 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

Did you get an error code on the controller? If it didn't get to temperature you should have an error code, or the thermocouple needs to be replaced.

No error code...it's possible that I made a mistake putting the program data in it, although I thought I was being careful. The refire will tell more...