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updated mon 30 jun 97


Jean Lehman on wed 25 jun 97

Just a word of caution about getting the power company to check the power
coming into the house and especially the power coming out of the outlet for
your kiln(s).

If you are paying residential rates, you do NOT want them deciding you need
to pay commercial rates. I pay .08 cents per KWH but commercial rates in
our area are .29 which would amount to a LOT more money when firing that

I strongly suggest checking it yourself or calling an electrician -- you
DON'T need the increased costs of commercial rates!


Jean Lehman, in Lancaster, PA
j_lehman@acad.FandM.EDU (that's an _underscore_ not a hyphen)
Check out the 1997 Strictly Functional Pottery National at:

>-------------------Original message-----------------
>...Definitely call your power company and make them take readings where
>the power lines attach to your meter. If it's low, they have to fix it. If
>not, beg them to take a voltage reading at your plug (you can do this with
>a cheapo-deepo meter purchased at the hardware store). If it's low between
>the meter and your plug, call an electrician to find the problem and get
>it fixed.