[Clayart] digital controller for old kiln

Lis lis.allison at primus.ca
Fri Apr 1 12:26:58 UTC 2022


You can get a gizmo to attach to the kiln which broadcasts to your 
phone, so you can check it from anywhere. Well worth doing if it's a 
trip to check up otherwise.

Lis

On 2022-03-31 11:10 p.m., Robert Harris wrote:
> I'm surprised you had problems with kiln sitter reliability. I've found
> that if the sitter is set up properly they're extremely accurate (of course
> the key here is that it is set up properly (mostly the drop bar being set
> up right). Especially if there is a vent which helps even out the
> temperature from top to bottom.
>
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2022 at 10:32, Carolyn Curran <cncpots2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> You  know my situation--senior independent  living with some flexibility
>> problems with kiln use:  Apparently a technician is coming to "repair" the
>> two kilns, one old one with kiln sitter which has never been attached to
>> necessary vent.   If they get the oid kiln going so I don't have to rely on
>> sporadic firing at only earthenware temperatures in other kiln, I wonder if
>> it's possible to retrofit ithe 2nd kiln with new digital controller.  I had
>> a test kiln with kiln sitter once, but I didn't care for the sitter and
>> bypassed it and just used cones,   I never really thought kiln sitter was
>> reliable.  Although I'd have to schlep back and forth to studio to check
>> cones,  it would be well worth it to me.  BUT if kiln could have new
>> computerized controls, that would be splendid.  Before asking
>> suppliers,etc.,  maybe my trusty Clayart people can give me some better
>> input than just google comments.  Regards,  Carolyn in kiln limbo again
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