[Clayart] thermocouples/ Now welding Thermocouples and Elements

Terry Lazaroff terrylazaroff at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 20:14:38 UTC 2021

Why not do a U-Tube explanation.


Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 24, 2021, at 4:12 PM, David Woof <woofpots at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Ya like you and I and some others also know how to re-weld a broken electric kiln element.
> Skills pay the bills!
> And skills will get one "thru the nite" when up against a show and sales deadline.
> Misneach,
> David Woof..................................Now where did I bury my first million dollars? );>0===}=========<
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> From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> on behalf of mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2021 7:24 AM
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> Subject: [Clayart] thermocouples
> I am totally with you Woof on thermocouple
> inspection.  I have a box full of heavy duty
> thermocouples.
> I have taken my small tip for the gas/oxy welder and
> re/melted the ends.  I shine the connections and
> add one of these to my pyrometers every couple of
> years.
> They spot weld thermocouples at the "factory". And\
> I have seen those welds break down.
> My new digital pyrometer came with a super long
> and heavy duty thermocouple.  It has a good solid
> weld. I hate thermocouples that look like the are
> made with silk thread.  Mine are like me..."Beefy".
> Firing to cone 11 in a reduction kiln takes a toll
> on thermocouples and of course the salt kiln is
> really hard on them. Sorry, I just don't use the
> protection tube system. I like that thermocouple
> in the atmosphere...easy to re/weld the tip.'
> mel
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