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Before I order a thermocouple and especially before I install on question.

How far into the kiln is it supposed to project?

Paragon, I think, suggested four times the diameter.

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My Anxer kilns have the thermocouple about 1.5" from the wall. Four times the diameter of the kiln would not fit inside the kiln. I have usually seen the thermocouple protruding anywhere from 1-2.5 inches. Maybe some kilns might be more but not a lot.

Marcia

 

 

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I usually put mine in about 4" so it's not in the space between the kiln and the shelves (for a gas kiln). That way it's where the ware is, not in the flame path. But I've also ready pretty much what Marcia said, that 1 1/2" is sufficient.

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I'm gonna try 1 1/2" of so - just have to make sure it won't interfere with anything.

How far away do you have to keep pots, posts, etc?

 

 

In an electric kiln, keep ware and kiln furniture at least 1/2" away from the thermocouple. Here is an instruction sheet:

 

http://www.paragonwe...nuals/IM199.pdf

 

Sincerely,

 

Arnold Howard

Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA

ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com

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