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My Skutt kiln has been in storage for the last 6 years because we were living in an apartment and I had no way to work in clay there. A year ago we bought a house with a back yard shed just big enough for me to make it into a studio. A couple of weeks ago my son brought the Skutt kiln home and set it up on the patio. I had enough pieces ready to fire. I loaded the kiln and set it for a cone 5, medium speed and a 10 minute hold. The last time I went out and checked the kiln it was at 1675 F degrees. Everything was doing fine and the rate of climbing degrees seemed to be right on schedul
I got a small electric test kiln which I bought used and finally hooked up this year. It is over firing. I set it to fire to cone 5 and end up close to a 7. This is my first time dealing with a kiln with a digital controller, so is this normal, or an indication I need to fix something. It also takes 11 hours to shut off with a request to fire to cone 5 on the medium setting. This seems way too long for how small it is. Should I just ask for cone 4 and hope I get a 6 or is it broken?