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S-type thermo couple

So between the house building and moving and 2 open heart surgeries, I have not been involved in pottery for awhile.  All my kilns are stac…

Started by Jeff Poulter

0 Jan 16, 2020

Kiln shelves what is best?

We are needing new kiln shelves and there are so many different kinds now.  We are wondering what others are finding work best for Cone 6 f…

Started by Sharon Canfield

0 Aug 5, 2019

Old Skutt GAS kiln

I have been away for awhile.  We had to get our house ready to sell so that we could build a new one.  Anyway, I am going to have my kiln r…

Started by Jeff Poulter

1 Feb 15, 2019
Reply by George Lewter

Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140

I just installed the new Bartlett Genesis LT-3140 kiln controller in our kiln and are validating the first firing with "witness cones". If…

Started by Norm Stuart

36 Feb 10, 2018
Reply by Joseph Fireborn

Best Add On Pyrometer

Hello All - I am finally going to add a pyrometer to my old, manual Skutt kiln and am wondering if anyone has any advice. This is the model…

Started by Pat

0 Jun 8, 2016

Wood or oil fired kiln

Has anyone built an oiler or a woody for cone 6? I've got plenty of designs and I plan to get used to oil by starting with a dripping plate…

Started by Arnold Rowntree

2 Jun 5, 2016
Reply by Jack Boyko

Home grown Kiln controller

Hi Cone sixers: I am working on a Java based ceramic kiln controller. I have a proto roughed out that works through an Arduino and a solid…

Started by Robert Coyle

12 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

Troubleshooting Old Duncan Kiln

I  finally got my garage wired for 240 to plug in my DK 820X-2 octagonal kiln. It is a lovely old kiln-sitter model and I want to start fir…

Started by Nora Wertz

3 Nov 1, 2015
Reply by Maggie Jones

Skutt kiln not reaching temperature

I have a Skutt model 181 kiln that will not reach temperatures above cone 1 The top two elements were replaced today and after leaving the…

Started by Robert spicer

10 Aug 23, 2015
Reply by Robert spicer

Skutt Error 8

So this is the first time I have seen this error.  The manual says that the temperature was decreasing in the last ramp of a cone fire prog…

Started by Jeff Poulter

3 Jul 17, 2015
Reply by Jeff Poulter



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