Saturday, June 21, 2008

not so fast

I was excited that the problem had been discovered, repaired and I was back in business. But again my kiln cut off mid-way through the firing again last night. The test fire, empty kiln, ran through the complete cycle. But the following re-fire, loaded again, shut off before any movement of the cones. How terribly discouraging. My service man suggests that the fault is the breaker and that I should replace the one I have. I think I should also get a higher amperage breaker--if that is possible. As one of my favorite literature characters would say, "Oh, what a bother."

5 comments:

doug fitch said...

Arrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Ron said...

Very frustrating. Good luck getting it worked out.

annewebb said...

This sort of thing usually happens to me right before a show... not that there is any opportune time!

Barbara Edwards said...

Oh, what a bother - how true. Some things should just work without so much fuss. Cars, refrigerators, tools . . . Hope your kiln problem gets resolved without too much more trouble. Do you have to unload before you try firing again?
I have just "discovered" your site and have read some back postings. I, too, have come late to clay and have become enamored with all the range and scope of possibilities.

Sister Creek Potter said...

Barbara, How nice to have a new 'blog friend'! Keep in touch! Gay