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24th-Jan-2006 11:17 am
I have finally got the funds to fix up the kiln. i went to do it 2 weeks ago and the bloody shop was closed for xmas. grrrrrr... they reopened today, so i went round and bought what i needed.  i replaced the 2 elements for $90. and a bit of skin off my knuckles. took under 20 minutes (plus an hour to buy them) - but i got a scrap of heat blanket also. nice think piece.

I start tafe soon (6th of feb) so i want the kiln up and running.


i got them installed and the turned it on. it used to take 2 hours to get to 400 C. 10 minutes. pity it then tripped the circuit as i discovered it's 15amp and nto ten. grrrrrrrrr

if any lovely electrician fairy wants to put a 15A circuit in for me, please call NOW. :) thank u.

i then pulled the broken flywheel off the wheel and went a to replace it. the shop didn't know if they could get another. i may have to 'modify this one *grin*

1st-Feb-2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
ah. it's a drivewheel with a rubber ring ontop. the conical shaft from the motor drives the wheels. the wheel was store for a long time, in maximum drive position, which left a dent in the rubber.
when you try to use the wheel it is unbalanced and bounces as it goes over the bump.

the pottery store i took it to, think they have sourced an orginal replacement for $59.95. if the wheel costs $59.95 and the kiln has cost me $90 i am a winner.
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