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"Yea I have no idea on your situation I was just weighing in on what I do. I just fir…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Aug 25, 2018 to Cleaning bisque

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"I just take my air compressor and spray them with air. Seems to do the job just fine."

Joseph Fireborn replied Aug 24, 2018 to Cleaning bisque

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"Norm, I was thinking about what you said, and I started thinking about relay on and…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Feb 10, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Hah. That isn't the case I don't think with my L&L. Last time I noticed the firi…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Feb 10, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Here are my last three firings. I had a hold on one of them, but you can see how ni…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Feb 10, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Yay! Now I can slowly add each firing to this graph and monitor elements through gr…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Feb 10, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Norm, the downloading from the Kiln Connect screen seems to take forever. Is this no…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Feb 10, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"This is fantastic Norm. Thanks sir for taking the time to show me this. I want to gr…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Jan 26, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Ah nice! I didn't know we could get the log from our controller. I want to keep trac…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Jan 24, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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"Okay. I got mine working. I didn't use the Mollys App. There is a new app called Bar…"

Joseph Fireborn replied Jan 23, 2018 to Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

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