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Old August 5th 03, 02:49 AM
saucy
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Well I finally killed my kiln. I hate having ADHD! UHG! I feel asleep
today for about an hour and I forgot it was on. When I woke up the place
smelled funny and I realized I left it on. The glass was in a puddle and I
didn't dare open the kiln. When I tried it tonight it won't even heat above
10 degrees.

Has anyone ever had this happen? Can I get it fixed or do I just need to
purchase a new kiln?


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Old August 5th 03, 02:16 PM
Louis Cage
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As mentioned already, check and make sure the kiln is getting power.
Sometimes on a 220v circuit there are two fuses/breakers in the fusebox.
Use a meter to check the power outlet. Check and see if the kiln has any
internal fuses/breakers. This should take care of it. I have done what you
did before I started using the timer method. (see below)
Visually inspect the kiln for breaks in the elements. Sometimes the element
will break and you can hook the two broken ends together and it will work
for a while. Kiln elements are very brittle after they have been fired so
be very careful. Also make sure kiln is unplugged before you go messing
with the elements, which are uninsulated wires.
If all else fails, you can order replacement elements. They are not that
expensive and fairly easy to replace. There is a book, "The Kiln Book"
(what an original title) that should have info to help you (and there is
usually a used copy on Ebay).
Actually forget all that, buy a new kiln and ship your old kiln to me!
Also, one thing I do to help me remember to check the kiln is I set a
kitchen timer for 15 minutes. When it goes off, I check the kiln and reset
it for another 15 minutes. That way I don't get distracted with something
else and forget.

--
There are no mistakes, only unexplored techniques
"saucy" wrote in message
...
Well I finally killed my kiln. I hate having ADHD! UHG! I feel asleep
today for about an hour and I forgot it was on. When I woke up the place
smelled funny and I realized I left it on. The glass was in a puddle and

I
didn't dare open the kiln. When I tried it tonight it won't even heat

above
10 degrees.

Has anyone ever had this happen? Can I get it fixed or do I just need to
purchase a new kiln?





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Old August 5th 03, 02:29 PM
Kandice Seeber
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Oh, no!! I ahve no idea what you should do - but if it were me, I would get
a new kiln if at all possible. That's scary! Maybe call up the place you
got the kiln from and ask if they have any idea what the best course of
action is. (((((hugs)))))

--
Kandice Seeber
Air & Earth Designs
http://www.lampwork.net

Well I finally killed my kiln. I hate having ADHD! UHG! I feel asleep
today for about an hour and I forgot it was on. When I woke up the place
smelled funny and I realized I left it on. The glass was in a puddle and

I
didn't dare open the kiln. When I tried it tonight it won't even heat

above
10 degrees.

Has anyone ever had this happen? Can I get it fixed or do I just need to
purchase a new kiln?




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Old August 5th 03, 03:01 PM
Steve & Susan Wright
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Once you get it fixed or replaced, get a programable controler and use it to
manage your kiln.
Susan W

"saucy" wrote in message
...
Well I finally killed my kiln. I hate having ADHD! UHG! I feel asleep
today for about an hour and I forgot it was on. When I woke up the place
smelled funny and I realized I left it on. The glass was in a puddle and

I
didn't dare open the kiln. When I tried it tonight it won't even heat

above
10 degrees.

Has anyone ever had this happen? Can I get it fixed or do I just need to
purchase a new kiln?




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Old August 5th 03, 08:06 PM
Deirdre S.
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I understand that reservation, but before writing the whole thing off,
why not check?

D.

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 06:39:10 -0500, "saucy"
wrote:

That's what hubby said last night. I just can't imagine it would even try
to work if there was a blown fuse.


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Old August 6th 03, 12:23 AM
Kandice Seeber
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Oh, Starlia, I am so sorry to hear that! (((((((((hugs)))))))))

--
Kandice Seeber
Air & Earth Designs
http://www.lampwork.net


What great information. Thanks so much.

It actually all seems so minuscule now. I found out today that my mother
passed away last night. Even though we had been estranged for many years

it
still tears at my heart. I had to call everyone in our family since no

one
has spoken to her in years besides myself. My sister took it very badly.

Sorry for venting, but I'm hurting.

Starlia



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Old August 6th 03, 01:09 AM
Christina Peterson
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Aw, Saucy, I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so painful. Often it's the most
painful when there is estrangement, and things left unsaid/undone.

Take care of yourself.

Tina


"saucy" wrote in message
...

What great information. Thanks so much.

It actually all seems so minuscule now. I found out today that my mother
passed away last night. Even though we had been estranged for many years

it
still tears at my heart. I had to call everyone in our family since no

one
has spoken to her in years besides myself. My sister took it very badly.

Sorry for venting, but I'm hurting.

Starlia
"Louis Cage" wrote in message
...
As mentioned already, check and make sure the kiln is getting power.
Sometimes on a 220v circuit there are two fuses/breakers in the fusebox.
Use a meter to check the power outlet. Check and see if the kiln has

any
internal fuses/breakers. This should take care of it. I have done what

you
did before I started using the timer method. (see below)
Visually inspect the kiln for breaks in the elements. Sometimes the

element
will break and you can hook the two broken ends together and it will

work
for a while. Kiln elements are very brittle after they have been fired

so
be very careful. Also make sure kiln is unplugged before you go messing
with the elements, which are uninsulated wires.
If all else fails, you can order replacement elements. They are not

that
expensive and fairly easy to replace. There is a book, "The Kiln Book"
(what an original title) that should have info to help you (and there is
usually a used copy on Ebay).
Actually forget all that, buy a new kiln and ship your old kiln to me!
Also, one thing I do to help me remember to check the kiln is I set a
kitchen timer for 15 minutes. When it goes off, I check the kiln and

reset
it for another 15 minutes. That way I don't get distracted with

something
else and forget.

--
There are no mistakes, only unexplored techniques
"saucy" wrote in message
...
Well I finally killed my kiln. I hate having ADHD! UHG! I feel

asleep
today for about an hour and I forgot it was on. When I woke up the

place
smelled funny and I realized I left it on. The glass was in a puddle

and
I
didn't dare open the kiln. When I tried it tonight it won't even heat

above
10 degrees.

Has anyone ever had this happen? Can I get it fixed or do I just need

to
purchase a new kiln?









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Old August 6th 03, 01:41 AM
Carol in SLC
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I found out today that my mother
passed away last night.


Sorry to piggyback this, but I didn't get the original message. I am terribly
sorry for your loss, Starlia.

Carol in SLC
My new stuff: http://members.aol.com/carolinslc/emma.jpg
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Old August 6th 03, 02:47 AM
saucy
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Thanks to everyone who are sending good vibes and their thoughts! I really
need them right now.

Starlia
"vj" wrote in message
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vj found this in rec.crafts.beads, from "saucy"
:

]I found out today that my mother
]passed away last night.

oh, dear gods!
{{{{{ Starlia }}}}}

prayers incoming for you!


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(Jewelry) http://www.vickijean.com
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Old August 6th 03, 03:00 AM
Christina Peterson
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We're here for you if you need to vent or weep.

Tina


"saucy" wrote in message
...
Thanks to everyone who are sending good vibes and their thoughts! I

really
need them right now.

Starlia
"vj" wrote in message
...
vj found this in rec.crafts.beads, from "saucy"
:

]I found out today that my mother
]passed away last night.

oh, dear gods!
{{{{{ Starlia }}}}}

prayers incoming for you!


-----------
@vicki [SnuggleWench]
(Books) http://www.booksnbytes.com
(Jewelry) http://www.vickijean.com
-----------
The Bill of Rights - Void where prohibited by Law.
Regime Change in 2004 - The life you save may be your own.





 




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