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Re: kilns


From: Sid Miller (sidmill_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 12:36:33 PDT

You need to step up the amps and the watts. You need to hire an
electrician--it's not just the plug!! Sid

Jean Womack wrote:

> I bought an old Cress kiln from someone in a nearby city. It has a plug
> that does not fit the 220 socket in my basement, that powers the dryer. The
> directions say that it is 230 wiring, but can be used with a 220 line, if a
> licensed electrician changes the receptacle. My husband said that the plug
> could be changed, but the directions say that it can only be replaced with
> a plug having amperage and volatage capacity equal to that shown on a table
> in the book (230). I am worried that the electricity in my house may not be
> grounded. Also, it is a very old house that still uses screw-in fuses. The
> people we bought it from had a receptacle that fit the plug in their
> basement, but she only used it five times, she said. Does anyone have
> experience or advice for me? Thanks.
> Jean Womack
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