[Clayart] Interest in Digital Pyrometer for my Gas kiln

robert hackert via Clayart clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
Wed Feb 18 07:35:05 EST 2015


Hi Paul:
Omega markets a number of hand held monitors. Is yours of a particular product number?

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> On Feb 17, 2015, at 22:55, Paul Herman via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
> 
> Llewellyn,
> 
> I have used an Omega hand held pyrometer for 15 years with our wood kiln, and it has performed just fine. It runs on a 9 volt battery, and will read two different thermocouples at the same time. Since it is just the meter, it can read any type K thermocouple, regardless of the length. It is not set up for the type S, but that’s OK with me.
> 
> It is quite accurate as far as I can tell, but the main thing I want to know is if the temperature is rising or falling. I don’t really care if it’s accurately showing the exact degrees. It reads in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade and registers tenths of a degree.
> 
> Good firings,
> 
> Paul Herman
> 
> Great Basin Pottery
> Doyle California
> greatbasinpottery.com
> potterpaul at frontiernet.net
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> 
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>> On Feb 17, 2015, at 9:37 AM, Llewellyn Kouba via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
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>> Readers:  I've had two analog pyrometers forever on my gas kiln and recently got a digital read out
>> for my electric kiln.  Does anyone know a good model (needs 12 inch thermocouple) .  I see one
>> offered that is battery operated and wonder how people like those for accuracy?  Another company
>> offers one that will also keep track of minimum and maximum temps during the fire.  Thinking
>> it is time to make the switch here to make my life more simple.  I am not thinking of the pricy controller
>> because I'd have to retrofit all that to a gas kiln, would be nice but also spendy for me.  thanks for
>> the input , if you have brand name, company etc.
>> 
>> Br. Llewellyn Kouba
>> Abbey Pottery
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