Kiln Repair

Something people may not be aware of unless you are a glass artist is kiln repair. To get it right This is from JenKen’s site, “Kiln relays are found in the kiln’s control box and are responsible for switching the power to the kiln’s elements on and off.”

Each of my kilns are different and require a different type of relay. I’ve changed out my big kiln several times and it takes 3 relays. My vitrigraph kiln (shown below) takes 2 relays, and my tiny kiln takes 1 relay.

You can tell the kiln is going out when it shows a symbol like in the first picture. The second picture is how they are hooked up inside the kiln. I so wish they’d give you a bit more room. It’s a pain to replace them. The last picture are the 2 relays that my kiln takes. I’ve learned it’s best to replace all the relays at the same time.

I realize this isn’t my typical blog but it’s important for people to know there are so many aspects to creating glass that we don’t really talk about. The other reason is I have glass artist that read my blogs as well. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,


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