Oh, my. I honestly forgot all about this kiln! I finally gave up on it, and that giving up coincided with a cross-country move, so I ended up passing the kiln on to a friend—and throwing in the towel on pottery altogether. (Actually, I just gave the main part of the kiln to him. The chimney still stands, as far as I know, and the burners are somewhere in my storage unit, buried with all the boxes of various pottery tools and do-dads. I should probably find a home for all these things...) I'm wishing you good luck with your conversion, mudfish!