[Clayart] Kiln question

William Schran wschran at twc.com
Fri Oct 14 12:56:13 UTC 2022

As David wrote in his response, 220/240V are essentially the same
voltage coming to residences. Only issue with used kilns from
institutions is they may be 208V and 3 phase connection. No worries
your home is 220/240V single phase.
It will be important that you have the correct wiring and circuit
breaker for your kiln. A quick look at this kiln's electric
specifications states a 48 amp draw so this requires a 60 amp breaker
and #6gauge copper wire for line to the 6-50P outlet. If you can
install near the circuit breaker you can keep supply line under 40
feet long that is needed otherwise you'll need #4 gauge wire. Make
sure kiln location can be provided with cross draft ventilation.

William Schranwschran at twc.com703-505-1617

	-----------------------------------------From: "Ginger Dunlap-Dietz" 
To: "Clayart international pottery discussion forum"
Sent: Thursday October 13 2022 7:08:08PM
Subject: [Clayart] Kiln question

 I've been offered for free in good condition an older Cress Firemate
 (FX27P) with 220 volts but the voltage in my new studio is 240. I'm
 wondering if it makes sense to take it and change the elements rather
 buy a new kiln with a controller and sections.

 I fire to Cone 6.


 Ginger D-D
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