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How Low Voltage Affects Firing Time

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How Low Voltage Affects Firing Time

Knowledge is POWER! Making sure you have the correct voltage is one of the most important factors of kiln efficiency! Plug the kiln into the correct circuit. Low voltage can double the firing time. If your kiln is firing too slowly, make sure the voltage listed on the kiln’s electrical data plate matches the voltage of the electric circuit. The electrical data plate is usually located on the side of the kiln or the switch box. Firing a 240-volt kiln on 208 volts reduces the kiln’s power by 25%. Even a small drop in voltage can affect the firing speed. Low...

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Kiln Q&A

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Kiln Q&A

Learning from others is at the heart of the kiln community. So, I thought everyone would enjoy some Q&A as we just love to share knowledge and information! When using or buying a kiln... this extra insight not only saves you time but, often money, too! Can a small test kiln accurately duplicate the firing of my larger pottery kiln? A digital controller on a test kiln can duplicate the firing of a large kiln. Find a test kiln that has a simple 3-key controller. It won't have all the features of the more expensive 12-key controller, nevertheless, it can...

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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

Don't sweat it!  We've got you covered. From glass to pottery, heat treating to annealing... we have handled thousands of questions that revolve around buying your first kiln. So, we thought we would share our favorite nuggets of advice from some of our most frequent questions. Q1: I am considering buying my first kiln. The choices and information seem overwhelming as they all look so similar. How do I know which one is right for me? It can be an instant information overload. We think that choosing a kiln becomes simpler when you narrow the search with these factors: The...

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New Heat Treating Ovens from Jen-Ken

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New Heat Treating Ovens from Jen-Ken

At the Blade Show in Atlanta this weekend, Jen-Ken introduced two new heat treating ovens... the Fiber Front Loader and the Vertical Air Bath. The new Fiber Front Loader, or FFL as we like to call it, is constructed of the most rigid and durable, light-weight refractory fiber material and has outstanding heat retention. No more wasted time or electricity as the unique fiber construction allows the oven to heat and cool quickly as it reaches annealing temps in less than 90 minutes!   Other features of the FFL include: Quartz Wrapped Top Elements - The Most Even Heating Possible!  No Exposed...

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Price Drop on the Jen-Ken ProFusion Fiber 52

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Price Drop on the Jen-Ken ProFusion Fiber 52

Effective immediately, Kiln Frog has lowered the prices on both the ProFusion Fiber 52 and the ProFusion Fiber 52 Deep... a savings of over $700.00!    The ProFusion 52 is the largest kiln in the Jen-Ken family of fiber kilns, and is one of our all-time favorites! With an interior size of 10.71 cubit feet, it's big enough to handle your largest work, and fiber fast for everything else! The stand of the ProFusion 52 puts the floor of the kiln at about 34" high; the perfect kitchen-counter height for ease of loading. Plus, the lid is spring-assisted, so it is extremely light...

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