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Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

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Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

Postby traceynsv » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:12 pm

Hi Everyone,

Is it bad to run your kiln (110 V) when its really hot outside?

Thanks,

Tracey

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Re: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

Postby Rick Wilton » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:29 pm

NO, it'll likely ALWAYS be 95 degrees + directly around a hot kiln anyway.
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Re: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

Postby Valerie Adams » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:36 am

We hit 100° today. I ran two of my kilns simultaneously. Now and then we'll have brownouts if everyone's running their AC but hasn't happened this year.

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Re: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

Postby Bert Weiss » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:55 am

The issue with a hot environment (unless you are using solid state relays, which are heat sensitive) would be overheating the electronics in your controller. I never heard of this happening, but this forum is a great way to research this. If anybody has ever experienced this problem, let us know about it.
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Re: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

Postby rosanna gusler » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:41 pm

i always run a fan on my controller just because i think that it is a nice thing to do for it. r.
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