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kiln element not glowing

updated thu 31 oct 96


Gerry Barbe on tue 29 oct 96

I'm Puzzled!

Just had the elements replaced in the kiln. Bottom element although red at
the bends is definitely not as red as the other 11 elements. Checked the
wiring and everything looked okay (since three elements in series makes
one circuit the other two shouldn't glow if it was wired wrong). Figuring
there must be something strange about the element I moved it to another
circuit. Well now it glows just fine, and the one I put in the bottom
doesn't glow.

Anybody ever seen this before? Any ideas about what is going on?

Gerry Barbe -
Dept. OB/GYN
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, CANADA