40188re-wiring a kiln
- Feb 7, 2010Group,
I have an electric kiln about
15" diam <hex> x ~ 15" tall.
It is sectional with fire brick.
Two sections are wired. One wire is
broken, the other measures ~ 9 Ohms.
I have two old never used wires for the kiln.
They each read ~ 4 ohm.
In addition, I have a 7.5" circular electric burner
from a stove which has a high and a low
spiral. One is 44 ohm, the other 70 ohm.
I have several 110 and 220V outlets in the shop.
I could connect new wires in series for 220V use or
individually for separate 110V lines.
I could create a hollow in the hinged top
for the stove burner
and wire it for two step 220V operation.
The kiln is rated at 2100F
I plan to use the kiln for glass slump / fuse
small batch Al melt and steel anneal.
What is your recommendations
for connecting the new heaters?
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