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  1. I have a complete set of 12 new elements for a Duncan model 1029 kiln, 240V single phase. These were purchased from Euclid's Elements as backups, but we retired that kiln before they were needed. Asking $450, USPS priority shipping included.
  2. I have an old second (third? fourth?!) hand kiln that should be able to reach up to 1300 degrees but seems to be getting stuck at around 200 degrees less than I need. I managed to do a bisque firing but when trying to do a glaze firing the kiln stopped at 1075 degrees celsius and then started to cool whilst still on. The controller (Ipco 3300) showed 'END' even though it had not reached the temperature I wanted and did not show an error message. I have no idea about the history of the kiln, when the elements were last changed etc etc. I (think I've) checked the controller settings to make sure nothing is set to hinder the maximum temperature. I have read about working out if it is the relays or the elements? I am a total rookie so don't really know where to start. Is this the best first move to troubleshoot the issue? Or could it be something simpler?
  3. So I stumbled upon this tiny kiln for free and I couldn't pass it up. It's proven to be a mysterious little thing. Disclaimer: I have zero hands on kiln experience and have only had my pots fired for me in a community kiln, but doing a lot of reading in hopes of eventually having my own. This little kiln is from sno industries and the internet doesn't seem to think it ever existed. The company Sno Industries is now out of business. I've found some other sno kilns floating around the web but nothing that looks remotely anything like this one, and the model and serial number yielded no results. I contacted a couple kiln manufacturers hoping one had bought it out, and no one knows anything. Contacted The Ceramic Store that sells elements for Sno kilns (not my model though), but they said they have no info on them and sent me to where they got the elements, Euclid. I'm now waiting on any leads from euclid. It's labeled model PMK serial # 1182 Volts: 120 amps: 12 It has a light that lights up when plugged in and dial that has high medium low. I don't see a kiln sitter or any other way to tell the temperature or control it besides the dial. There's a hole in one side that I think may be where a kiln sitter would be fed into maybe? Or maybe it's just a peep hole? I have scoured the internet and emailed many manufacturers trying to get any kind of info on this little thing. I would really love to try to get it working as a little kiln for me to play around with but I don't know where to start. I like that it can run safely on household current with standard outlets, but still scared to plug it in for long without more info. I plugged it in in my garage (120 v 20 amp breaker) to see if it would turn on and it did, and started to heat up. I have 04 05 06 cones to test it but didn't know where to begin. My tentative plan to get a feel for what it can do is Put the witness cones in and close top, leaving little peephole open, fire with dial on low for 3 hours, turn up to medium for 3 hours, turn dial to high for 2 hours. All the while constantly peeking in at my little witness cones to see whats going on. Is that a reasonable plan? Anyone have any advice for moving forward or wanna help me puzzle out what the heck to do with this funky little kiln? If my initial test shows it's functional and could reach those low fire temps I'd like to install a little kiln sitter and invest in a pyrometer. But for now I just want to figure out if it works at all. The previous owner told me it fires to 2300k and they slumped glass in it, but that's the only background info I have. I don't even know how they determined it fires to 2300k.
  4. I bought a Skutt Km 1227 off of a friend. It’s in great condition but I did a glow test this morning and only the top two and bottom two elements were glowing by the time it got up to 500. I opened up the electrical panel and everything seems to be connected fine and looks to be in good condition. Has anyone run into this before or know what the problem could be?
  5. Hi friends! I’m venturing into a self-build! Will do a small-ish brick kiln. I live in Chile where components of all kinds are either scarce or much more expensive that in the states. Happily I am currently in the U.S. so want to pick up the needed hardware here. Thing is, after doing searches (including this forum) I just haven’t found a clear outline of what is needed. Even the little kiln building book I have seems a little too vague on parts to buy. I do have access to a great plumber who has worked my other propane equipment (our stoves and hot water run on propane). Does anyone here have a novice-friendly outline of hardware needed? Plus a basic set-up? Diagram? And recommendations for branded/sources? My primary firing needs are single-fire to come 6/7, but I will also look to run cone 10 for translucent porcelain. Would be great if I can purpose this kiln for raku also. Is that fine? My work is mostly slip-decorated. Thank you so much for any guidance, tips and of course encouragement!! Warmly, Heather
  6. Hi there, I've been a member for quite a while but this is my first time posting. Up until recently I was in a communal studio but I am more than likely getting my own space in July. I've been shopping around for kilns but I'm having a hard time making up my mind. First of all I'm not sure if I should get a L&L or a Skutt (I will be buying it brand new). Secondly I'm having a hard time decided on the size. I'm not the tallest person and also have some lower back problems occasionally so I was thinking of getting a short model (Skutt KMT 1022 or 1218, or L&L e28s). Mostly looking for a kiln between 7-8 cubic feet as I will be doing a lot of production. My question with the wider shorter kilns, does it have a harder time reaching temperature due to the width? Also is it worth it getting the 3" brick? I will be firing to cone 5. I've only worked with a Skutt KM1027 which I like a lot but I'm afraid the height might bother me in the long run. And one last questions regarding the touchscreen, I really like the way the Skutt KMT's look and I'm unsure about the Genesis Touchscreen Controller. Thanks in advance for any opinions or experiences! Ekua
  7. Hi everyone, I recently took the plunge and got myself a new Skutt 818 kiln. I set it up and started a test fire like they recommended in the manual. But while it was firing, I noticed a gap between the lid and the main body. I'm not sure if it's a fitting issue and if I have a defective model but I wanted to get opinions from those who have more experiences with kilns before contacting the dealership. In the last image of the two bars, the bottom bar is not perfectly sitting parallel to the body of the kiln so I'm wondering if that's the cause of the issue. Should I send it back or get it repaired? Thank you all for your replies!
  8. Hi everyone! I just recently bought a used Cress FX27P electric kiln so I can start firing work at home. So I just recently started my first bisque firing yesterday at 4pm. It was more of a test fire, so I didn't put a lot of work in there, about 15 wheel thrown pieces. There were a couple pieces in there that were not fully bone dry so I set the firing speed at E, the slowest speed. I also put a pyrometric cone (04) in the sitter, 1 peep hole open, and set the thumb wheel to 1, and I set the timer to 16 hours so it can shut off at that time in case anything goes wrong. Throughout the day and night I checked periodically, and the kiln did get red hot, so the elements seemed fine to me, but I didn't take a look at the thumbwheel. So this morning I went to go check on the kiln, and it fired the full 16 hours! and the kiln sitter didn't go off, so the the kiln didn't reach cone 04 temp. Also, the thumbwheel stayed at 1! It didn't move! So I'm thinking the thumbwheel is broken or needs repair, I didn't put the cone in right, or something is wrong with the elements. And even 16 plus hours later the kiln was still showing orange to red heat signatures inside the peep hole. So I talked to my friend who has experience firing kilns, and he said to just fire the thing until the kiln sitter shuts off and set the thumbwheel to 10 max temp as soon as possible so the kiln doesn't have to reheat back to 1000 for the sake of energy efficiency. If anyone has any ideas, input, advice, or suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it! I'm hoping to bisque fire and glaze fire using this kiln in the near future, I already bought a couple pints of cone 6 glazes to test out. Thanks!
  9. Hi everyone. I am in need of somewhere I can fire a kiln in Orange County, California. I live in an apartment and don't have the electrical or space necessary to do so. I've been given an old Duncan kiln, in rough shape, from a friend who didn't know how to use it. Looking for someone with a garage or private space to fire this or their kiln, some sort of kiln-sharing or kiln-coop situation. I have studios I take my work to fire to, but it is not ideal since pricing is more than it would be on my own, and since I can only reserve so many kiln loads. I need to be able to fire more frequently. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks so much! Kathy
  10. I'm trying to find more information on this kiln. I'm trying it out, some lady on offerup said i can test it to make sure it's good and running but that the last time she used it it was fine. She said it goes up to a cone 3 but I just want to know if anyone else knows anything and can help me out....been wanting a kiln to start my business and this was a good deal/not insanely big. Please let me know if anyone can help, cant upload photos because it says that the file is too large. I'll make a file on google and attach that
  11. I have built about 35 years ago a 8 cuft. kiln with a turntable in the floor. It is heated by a single Silicon Carbide element and max input is about 15 kW. It fires to cone 10 . The advantage of the turntable is the heating is very uniform because tyhe heat transfer is mostly radiation and the rotation ensures uniformity, and a single element works fine. The turntable also makes loading easy . I would be happy to share details. The insulation is fiber plus 2600board. Efficiency is high so cost to fire is low. The controller I built allows for 16 discreet power levels but I would like to change to the Raspberry Pi controller so I dont have to watch it so often.
  12. Hello! I am new to raku and making a homemade raku kiln out of a metal trashcan. I'm just a little confused on bisque firing. I'm thinking I'll bisque fire to come 04 but I'm just not sure how slow I need to increase the temperature. Is it also possible to maybe split up the bisque firing into 2 different firings. Since I have a homemade kiln and it will be outside I don't feel comfortable to leave it alone for like 7 hours and I have to monitor the temp anyways. I'll be using a torch attached to a propane tank and I'm also wondering if I can get a bisuqe and glaze fire out of 1 tank? Thank you!
  13. I recently did a glaze firing to cone 06 and the pieces came out horribly. I am relatively new to firing and was wondering if you could help me figure out what went wrong. I used BMix clay bisque fired to cone 04 then applied the glazes. The glazes used are in the pictures written on a note. I glaze fired to cone 06 and monitored the firing temps and they were as follows (all degrees are in Fahrenheit): Starting temp: 73 2 hours temp: 700 4 hour temp: 1185 6 hour temp: 1560 7 hour temp: 1680 8 hour temp: 1785 Final temp: 1827 at 8.5 hours Any thoughts very much appreciated!!
  14. Just purchased an old Paragon 100 portable controller and I cannot figure out where the thermal couple attaches. There's nothing but the 2 plugs in-and-out. Can anyone advise?
  15. Hi! I have a (pretty old) second hand kiln that I tried to heat up today - just to test if the elements work - and, surprise surprise, absolutely nothing happened. As I say, the kiln seems pretty old and I expected it to struggle a little bit but to not even try to heat up... Does that mean there's probably a different issue other than the elements just being old and a bit worn out? Would even old elements do something? Any suggestions on where I could start with the troubleshooting? Thank you!
  16. Hi y'all! I'm going to go see a kiln in person tomorrow. It's a Skutt 818-240. Owner seems to have boughten from someone else too, because they don't know how old it is but has had it for 3 years. She says it works well, but my only concern is that the the brick on wall is chipped but the coil is good. Is this going to be a problem functionally? I have attached a picture for reference. She is asking for $375 and she does NOT include shelves. Given that there are no shelves, chipped brick, and it works (yes, I will ask to plug it in before handing them money) a good deal? If not, what would you offer? https://imgur.com/a/bSPKleE Additional info: Sitter Kiln LT-#K, 50 AMP Aside from that anything you think I should be looking for in particular when checking it out or any questions I should be asking? Please let me know thank you
  17. Hello! I am currently looking for someone who is interested in sharing the rent of a private studio space in Berkeley, CA. It is an 8'x20' space with everything you need to create and finish your work (size permitting). I have a 2-collar manual Skutt kiln and Shimpo wheel. There is a lot of shelf space, and it has table space for hand-builders. I mostly throw, so ideally you are a hand-builder so we don't have overlap when trying to use the wheel. I have a collection of raw materials for making glazes in the studio as well. I would be open to sharing these materials/glazes with you. The cost of the rent is $200 per month. With this, you would have 24/7 access, storage space for WIP, and access to a kiln. I have a large collection of tools but would prefer you bring/use your own. I have been using this space for over a year now on my own. However, I am looking to offset some of the costs of rent for the right person. Please email me at joseph.powden@gmail.com to discuss details or if you have any additional questions. Cheers!
  18. I'm a total novice where kilns are concerned so you're going to have to be patient with me... I recently got my first kiln (Arterial Engineering Works Ltd. 1AS 1 phase - front loader) with an Ipco 3300 controller. The controller is showing the 'open' error message. I believe this is an error concerning the thermocouple. If so, would any replacement thermocouple do or do I need to find something specifically for my kiln model? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  19. Hi, I have a NEMA 14-30P wall outlet, but the kiln I just bought is a NEMA 6-50R plug. What do I do? I was going to get my electrician to switch the plugs, but came across these adapters. Are they safe to use?
  20. Hello all! Been following the community for the last few months and I have a question that I'd like to get your input on. I've been doing ceramics as a hobby and while I have access to a large potter's studio nearby where I can get larger pieces fired I'd like to buy my first kiln that I can use in my work studio for small batch pieces. I like to explore both handbuilding/carving/throwing for tablewares for personal use and make small non-functional sculptures. As my studio is a rental, I can't really install 240v circuits which limits to a few options. What I'm working with is a dedicated 120V, 30 amps circuit for the kiln. I'm currently debating between Olympic MAS 129E and Skutt KM 614-3. I like the Olympic over the Skutt because it can fire up to cone 8 (vs. cone 6 for Skutt) whereas I like the Skutt because it's slightly bigger (0.8 cf vs 0.56 cf) and I've been reading that Skutt in general has better user experience over Olympic. If you were to choose between the two, which one would you choose? What matters more? Thank you so much!
  21. I've had this Paragon kiln for over ten years, I haven't used it for a long time. I did two burns recently and noticed that the bass pieces don't burn. I've done the five-minute test and all the elements light up. What can it be?
  22. Kiln Share - a FREE global kiln directory! https://www.kilnshare.com/ is on a mission to make kiln hire more accessible for potters all around the world! The directory is making it easier for potters to find local kiln space to hire whilst supporting kiln owners to earn income through renting out space in their kiln. List your own kiln to start earning extra income: https://www.kilnshare.com/sign-up/ Learn more about the platform: https://www.kilnshare.com/how-it-works/ Kiln Share is 100% FREE for both potters to search and for kiln owners to join. Kiln Share does not charge commission or process kiln rental payments. Responsibility and liability is held solely between the kiln owner and potter - this includes agreeing a price, sorting a payment method, setting firing rules and paying for damages (should they occur) - read our advice about firing another potter's work: https://www.kilnshare.com/blog/kiln-owners-things-to-discuss-with-potters/ Any questions? Feel free to email info@kilnshare.com. Happy potting!
  23. Hello friends, I am new to ceramic! Need help!! I have a Coneare 1822D (3.3 cubic, alittle bit larger than skirt 818) coming by the end of Aug. I have been thinking about where to put it for half year;( There is a 9.4’ x 5.1’ bathroom(no one use) in my commercial studio, ceiling height is 11’, no window to outside, a normal fan on the ceiling, the flooring is tile. Wire is ok. I’ve seen youtuber put their kilns in the bathroom, get really close with everything, no window but still working fine. Please give me more professional suggestions, I have no where else to put. I rent a place, this bathroom belongs to my commercial studio, I don’t live here or use this bathroom, just work here. Thank you!
  24. I recently got into throwing and have been making stuff in a local studio and at home. I feel comfortable and confident enough on the wheel to start doing things more on my own and in my own home studio. Costs for firing at the studio are starting to add up and it would just be so much easier to do everything at home rather than transporting pieces back and forth. I have done quite a bit of kiln research but I still feel like I know nothing and I find it a lot easier to learn the details from experienced artists. A family friend has an old kiln and as I expressed my interest in possibly buying it from her, she gave me the model and details, but I need more help figuring out if it is a good investment. And if it is, how much should I offer? Will it work for bisque and glaze firing? If this isn't a good fit, do you have any other first kiln suggestions? I have so many questions and need answers! The model is an Evenheat DTP-56DC-E. Thanks to anybody who can help
  25. Hi Everyone, I remember reading something several years ago about the possibility of a kiln off-gassing and permanently fogging up windows in the building. I am hoping to get my first kiln late this summer or early this fall. Because of what I read years ago, I was going to build a separate 10 x 10 kiln shed. But, I notice from other forum posts that many of you have your kilns in the garage. We have a large 3 car garage and I could easily wall off a section for the kiln if I don’t have to worry about the kiln messing up the cars. What are the risks of having a kiln in the garage with cars? It will be electric and will be vented to the outside. Thanks, Shannon
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