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Posted 1 Jun 2012From the perspective of a pearson who has an electrician in a family I would like to point out few important things for conecting your kiln to electricity:
1. if your wires are old - replace them, and if you are not an electrician find someone who is expert to do the job
2. it is always better to use stronger wires then you think you might need
3. try to use industrial plugs, they are more resistant
4. make sure that you do not have on same phase all major consumers, like kiln, oven, heaters...
I know there is a difference in US and European standards, but when I installed my kiln, I asked electrcian to check all and to make sure that this wiring is only for kiln, that wires are stronger and asked him to change the plug into industrial one.
My cable or plug are not warimg up at all when firing, and I have also installed safety, overvoltage, and overheat switches.
I keep my kiln in studio, it is just 2" from the walls, but this is not an issue, because our house is build out of solid brick, and on floor I have tiles - meaning no burning materials. Thing is they do not get warm at all.
be carefull, investing money into good wirings is cheaper then rebuliding your house or studio after fire.
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