A type S Thermocouple is a very fragile, very expensive thermocouple, that does not degrade when exposed to high temperatures. It is used primarily in conditions when the kiln chamber is exposed to temperatures over Cone 6 with long holds. If a type S thermocouple is installed incorrectly it can cause an extreme over-fire which can permanently damage the kiln.
Words cannot express our gratitude for your patience and commitment to the products we love making for you. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic the number of orders for our kilns and wheels has been unprecedented. We are working hard every day to come up with creative ideas to increase our production and get your orders on the road to you with the quality and attention to detail you expect and deserve. We are confident you will be happy you waited for your Skutt!