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About ronfire

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    Ronfire
  • Birthday 03/28/1958

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    http://www.spottedhorsegallery.com

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    Merritt BC Canada
  • Interests
    Love our horses and it reflects in the pottery.

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  1. Here is the the way the postal service treats out boxes. I have had more breakage this past 4 months than I have had in 5 years. The mail is getting bad for shipping . Just today a customer sent a message of broken pottery and said the box was crushed. Only 1 of the 3 mugs survived. We will replace the items at no charge but this is getting ridiculous with 6 order broken in the last four months. I am packing better than I ever have with most items double boxed. Next I guess I will have to build plywood boxes.
  2. I have had more breakage this past 4 months than I have had in 5 years. The mail is getting bad for shipping . Just today a customer sent a message of broken pottery and said the box was crushed. We will replace the items at no charge but this is getting ridiculous with 6 order broken in the last four months. I am packing better than I ever have with most items double boxed. Next I guess I will have to build plywood boxes
  3. Thanks Neil, learned something new in electronics. I like building stuff but am not an electronic wiz but manage the basics. I am in the process of building the wall controller, still need to connect to the power and the kiln but the box is done and mounted.
  4. Starting to understand . So if you have a transformer with 1volt output you could wrap 5 times to get 5 volt output like the attached diagram. This is turning into an electronics course. lol
  5. So if I understand this right the Current transformer will developed output voltage when the power is sent down the monitored line. The more amps the more power output from the transformer. So if I chose the correct one (CR8420-1000) would produce 5.2 vac max at 50 amp, would this allow me to connect directly to the genesis controller? Cant be as simple as that? If so why do they sell the ones for the kilns with a circuit board attached?
  6. Lost me, I have seen the cores that work with 50 amps but don't understand how to make them work without the attached circuit board. Have only been able to find the current sensors for the Skutt and Bartlett controllers. Little over my knowledge base. Have seen the section how to set the controller for SSR but have not seen anything about the cycle time with SSR other than the 500 milliseconds, will give Bartlett a call on Monday
  7. When a Genesis controller is set for SSR do you have to change the cycle time or does it default to a set time? Will start to assemble my wall controller today and program it. Wish I could find an Current sensor to add to it that was not $34.00 usd. Can't find any listings for it in Canada or find the parts required to build one on Digi-Key.
  8. Thanks Bill, I will start with -18f. The clay and glaze I use are forgiving but will dial it in with cones as I fire.
  9. What offset do you program in for the protected thermocouple? Will use cones to monitor until I get the new controller dialed in but would be nice to know where to start.
  10. If it is 3 phase you should be able to change it over without an issue being that it has a sitter. If it is 208 volt it would require new elements.
  11. Good to know, never thought about the amperage difference.
  12. I think you can run the elements until they burn out. They will not last as long as 240v elements.
  13. Here is a wiring diagram for a Skutt wall mount controller.
  14. I was looking at the wiring diagram of the timer and saw 2 leads, not thinking they where to power up the timer. I was going to move the power leads to the other side of the shunt block so it becomes a buss bar instead and directly feeds power to the switches that will be left on high. Looking forward to not having to run out to the kiln all the time and be able to monitor it from my phone. Decided to use output 4 on the Genesis to run the fan. Instead of using power from the 220 input I will run a piggyback plug that are on the float switches. I wont have to add fusses to the system to run 15 amp plug, it will draw power from the wall plug.
  15. Looking to connect a wall control to the Sitter but eliminate the use of the sitter controls. I was going to connect the power leads to the other side of the shunt block and use like a terminal block to eliminate the use of the sitter but was wondering about the timer. Don't understand how it works in the circuit as it looks like it would create a short in the operation . I know I could disconnect it to eliminate it but not sure why it works. Also planning on removing the sitter tube and replace it with the Thermocouple.
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