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by Jodi Longobardo
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

aglassygirl303, no, I never got it resolved. I wound up getting a new kiln (Skutt FIrebox 14) and I am pretty happy with the increased size. But sometimes I wish I could have my SC-2 also. Arnold Howard from Paragon, who is very helpful, told me that he thinks I should replace the thermocouple. I ha...
by Jodi Longobardo
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can I use Skutt Firebox 14 without a stand?
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Re: Can I use Skutt Firebox 14 without a stand?

Thanks, Charlie!

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can I use Skutt Firebox 14 without a stand?
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Can I use Skutt Firebox 14 without a stand?

Is the stand needed to provide ventilation to the underside of the kiln, or can I use it without the stand as long as it is on a fireproof surface? With the provided stand, it is too high up for me to see into. Thanks for any advice!

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

I replaced the relay, but still got the FTL error and glass that hadn't fused. Now I'm stumped. The elements are definitely working, could it be the thermocouple? Want to throw it out the window! However, in better news, my parents heard about my problem and sent me money to buy a new kiln(!) I am g...
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

I know, I am agreeing with you, Rick. I am going to try the relay replacement despite what they said on the phone. Thanks for pointing me to that part of the website.

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

I called Paragon and described the problem, and the representative told me it could not be the relay because if it was, the kiln would not be heating at all. That doesn't seem right to me, but that is what they said. Do I believe them? They told me to send my board and thermocouple to them for testi...
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

Warren, The whole kiln box is glowing, and I feel heat on both sides of the kiln, so it seems to me that they are both working. I am firing it again to see if maybe there were loose connections (not that we noted any) that we fixed when we did the multimeter tests. I also am firing AFAP to see what ...
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

Hi Warren,

My kiln has the elements (two, I believe) enclosed completely in a ceramic fiber box--there are not wires that you can see. Is there some way I could tell through the ceramic fiber, like part of it would glow, part would not?

Thanks,

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

Well, we checked the relay and the elements using the multimeter and a 12V battery and it indicates that they are working. Tonight we are going to try to test the thermocouple--it is less clear to me how to test it because the instructions from paragon assume you are getting a FAIL message on the co...
by Jodi Longobardo
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

Thank you Cynthia and Jeanice for your advice. I don't think it is the relay installation, as I installed it about a year ago and it has been working fine up until now. I am afraid it might be an element, which seems like it costs around $250 plus shipping to fix. Given that a bigger, new Paragon (c...
by Jodi Longobardo
Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18823

Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

I think my trusty Paragon SC-2 is failing. The second to last time I fired something, I saw the kiln get up to 500 and rising, went to bed, and came down to see it reading FTL. I opened it and the pieces hadn't fused. The second time I fired the same project, I saw the kiln get up to 890F and rising...
by Jodi Longobardo
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing sand in a piece
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: Fusing sand in a piece

Thanks everyone for the advice. I told her I could only use a little real sand and use frit for the rest. I don't think putting the sand on top is the look she wants.

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing sand in a piece
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Fusing sand in a piece

Hi everyone, I have a customer who wants a memorial pendant with a beach scene and ashes. This would normally be no problem, but she just let me know that she wants the sand part of the beach scene (which I would normally make with frit) to be made of actual sand from a beach she and her loved one v...
by Jodi Longobardo
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts
Replies: 41
Views: 24617

Re: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts

I have used Wissmach 90 clear and black for 2 years now after my local glass store owner pointed it out to me as being cheaper than Bullseye. Since I could get it locally in large sheets and not pay shipping, it represented a substantial savings for me. I have never had a problem with devit or anyth...
by Jodi Longobardo
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Removing failed glue from silver finding
Replies: 6
Views: 8071

Re: Removing failed glue from silver finding

Dremel tool with an abrasive bit? That's what I have used to get the glue off of both sterling and glass when needed. Just don't inhale the dust. That's if acetone doesn't work, since it is more labor intensive than just soaking in a solution and you have 100 pieces to do. Hope something works for y...
by Jodi Longobardo
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln acting weird
Replies: 9
Views: 5300

Re: Kiln acting weird

Thanks everyone! I ordered a relay from Paragon and it is supposed to arrive in a few days.

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln acting weird
Replies: 9
Views: 5300

Re: Kiln acting weird

Paragon says it is likely a relay, has anyone ever fixed one of those? Do it yourself or hire someone?

--jodi
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln acting weird
Replies: 9
Views: 5300

Re: Kiln acting weird

Thanks, Laurie. I just sent the question to Paragon's kiln guru. I didn't think of that. Duh!
by Jodi Longobardo
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln acting weird
Replies: 9
Views: 5300

Kiln acting weird

I have a Paragon sc-2 kiln. A month or so ago I noticed the kiln was just staying at 70 degrees F when I had programed it. It turned it off and on again and it worked fine. Since then, it has happened a few times. Today, I took small pieces made of 2 layers out of the kiln and noticed that the top c...
by Jodi Longobardo
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Can you clean glass jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner?
Replies: 15
Views: 17600

Re: Can you clean glass jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner?

Wow, thanks Rosanna--I will definitely try that!

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