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  1. Hello, I have just bought a Potter Crafts kiln P5924 and the tops of the bricks are extremely damaged. At least 2 will need to be replaced. This is my first kiln and while I would like to be able to do essential maintenance myself I have no experience with this. Is it advisable to replace the bricks myself? I have done some research and it seems a fairly straightforward process but I am concerned that it just looks easy because the videos are made by experienced people and if I get it wrong I could end up causing more damage. Does anyone have any tips/advice on maintenance for this type of kiln? Many thanks, Autumn
  2. Hello everyone! I’m in need of a kiln Electritian in NE ohio. We moved houses and I need someone who knows the electrical needs of a kiln to come see if things are satisfactory or more than satisfactory as well as to help me figure out why my kiln won’t hold temp/fire right. I have been in contact with one, but he’s so slammed and poor at communication that I’m searching for another person. I have shows coming up and really need my kiln up and running. I have googled, but all I come up with is regular electricians and the person who I’ve been trying to get out for months. I have a Gar manual electric kiln that only has switches. I also have a second kiln that I just got and have no idea if it even works. But I don’t have the right outlet for it. Thank you in advance.
  3. Hi all! I have recently inhereted a kiln that needs some love. I'm a little unsure of how much or what type exactly. There is glaze on the heating elements in spots and some damage to fire brick. What would you recommend? Images of kiln
  4. Hello and thanks in advance for the help and advice! I just got a Duncan Ea820-2 Kiln for my home studio. It already has a center peep hole in the lid. I am installing an ENVIRO-VENT 2 Kiln Vent (the kiln will be in my garage). Do I need to fill in the center peep hole and drill the 2 holes near the edge as directed in the instructions? Or will it function the same? If I do need to fill it, what is the best way to go about doing that? Also, it has some interior bricks that have some dings in them, what is the best product to fix those with? The elements all look good and I will "Kleenex" test them before I do my first (practice) firing. Anything else I should know before I start using it? I taught ceramics for years, but only used the industrial kilns at school so the home kiln ownership is new to me!
  5. Hey! our larger cone 10 kiln recently suffered some damage where two arch bricks shot through the top and now we are left with a gaping hole. Luckily the keystone was not damaged and every other brick seems to be in the correct spot and undamaged. Though some are sagging and some are pushed up, nothing else happened. I constructed a support for the inside of the kiln so nothing else would shift out of place, but my question is- what is the easiest way to fit those two bricks back into place. I did order a few new arch bricks in case something goes wrong, but it seems like I should just be able to add the new bricks in the existing hole via the top of the kiln, and then shift the sagging bricks back up and all will be good. Am I under thinking this rebuild? I cannot find any videos or tutorials about how to just add one or two bricks back into an arch. Everything is seems to show the initial build, or small repairs, nothing like what I am about to undertake.
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