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New to me Kilns Gare, Skutt—looking for model info

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I picked up two kilns today with unknown history. I got a Gare 1818 and Skutt LT-4K double. I did a little in my grandmother’s porcelain doll shop when I was a child. It she’s been gone some years and I haven’t had the opportunity to dabble since then. I messaged both manufacturers begging information from the serial numbers.  My husband was worried over asbestos...these don’t look ancient so I assured him they would be hazard-free and I hope I wasn’t telling a fib. 

Husband is an electrician, welder, engineer, etc. so he’s confident he can inspect it and give me a thumbs up. The bricks on the lid of the Gare look loose. Is that something that can be repaired? It has a lovely ceramic duck inside.  Bonus! I hope that means she works. 

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Your kilns don't have asbestos. You can assure your husband of that.

The bricks in the lid could probably be tightened by tightening the stainless steel lid band. Kiln repairs will be easy, especially for your husband because of his background. The instruction manuals are likely downloadable as pdf files online.

Sincerely,

Arnold Howard
Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA
ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com

 

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