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Posted 19 Jun 2013The glaze on the 112 pieces looks thin to me. Plus the color of that clay is going to affect the brightness of the color, so don't expect it to be as bright as on the white clay. The white clay pieces look good to me. I wouldn't expect a red to be much brighter than that in a cone 6 glaze.
Posted 18 Jun 2013Have them wedge for the first 12 years, then send them off to college.
Posted 14 Jun 2013Isn't there some sort of hazing ritual that new moderators have to go through?
Posted 13 Jun 2013My bad. I misread and thought it was a Brent. Carry on...
Posted 13 Jun 2013After 7 years you probably would have seen some corrosion without the cat, but urine would definitely speed it up! I once repaired a kiln that the cat had peed inside of, and when I started it up it I was faced with cat urine steam, which burned into my nostrils and didn't go away for a week.
As for the #8 button turning on the lights on the control board, it actually only shows which relay(s) the control board is currently sending power to. On a single zone kiln it sends power to all 3 at the same time, so all 3 lights should be on at the same time. If not you have a problem with the controller. On multi zone kilns it send power to the relays independently of each other. The controller doesn't know if the relay is actually working or not, just that it's sending power to it. This is a slightly helpful diagnostic tool in multi zone kilns because it will show if a relay is being powered up more often than the others, which could mean there is a problem getting heat to that section due to a bad element or a thermocouple problem, etc. Plus it's fun to watch the lights go on and off.