Entries by Mike Sievers

Kiln Room Wiring

Now that you’ve confirmed your power supply with an electrician and ordered your kiln from your local distributor (https://skutt.com/shop/distributor-locator/), it’s time to get the wiring installed.  When the electrician comes to your home to install the wiring and receptacle for your kiln, you should inform him or her of the following important information recommended for […]

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What is IR Comp and Why Should I Care?

The best analogy for IR Compensation is the Cruise Control on your car. When you want to keep your car speed at a specific MPH you set your cruise control. When you come to a hill your car needs more power to climb the hill so your Cruise Control gives it the right amount of […]

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Ceramic Hot Keys

If you own a Skutt Kiln with a KilnMaster Controller you may only be using a fraction of the features available to you. Some of the coolest features are accessed while the kiln is firing. We call these Hot Keys. Most of these give you diagnostic information that is helpful troubleshooting your kiln or just […]

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Troubleshooting Glass Defects – Thermal Shock Cracks

There are few things more disappointing than opening your kiln and finding glass project destroyed by a cracks, bubbles, divitrification, foreign objects or whatever. We do not consider ourselves as glass experts (although some of us love fusing glass), but as kiln experts we have chased down a lot of solutions to imperfections through research. […]

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Top 5 Ways to Extend the Life of your Kiln Elements

Let’s face it, elements are expensive and there are plenty of things you would rather be doing on a Saturday than spending an afternoon replacing them. Unfortunately, just like the brakes on your car, you are eventually going to have to replace them. The good news is that, also just like brakes, there are a […]

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