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electric kiln lid

updated wed 1 apr 98


judy motzkin on tue 31 mar 98

I have an old Norman hexagonal electric kiln. It has it's drawbacks
and I have done much work on it. For now the major problem is that
the lid is basically attached tothe steel jacket of the upper ring
with sheet metal screws ( which are frozen in place and inaccessible.
There is no hinge to support the lid, no mechanism for supporting or
transferring the weight of the open lid. So now, after 14 years the
lid has pulled the ring so that the bricks are breaking and the coils
are popping out of place. This kiln has only once been fired above
^04, mostly used for bisque. Amazingly it has the original elements
and they would be perfect if not for this lid problem. Any ideas?

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