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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Very Frustrating

Last week we had a kiln go down it needed a new thermocouple. We acquired a thermocouple and installed it, but backwards and it didn't work. So we shut off the power to the kiln again to reinstall it the right way, we succeed, NOW the circuit breaker won't go back on! SO we read up on circuit breakers, decide the breaker is blown, watch a video on replacing them and head off to Lowe's to get a new one. BAM simple fix, right? NO. They don't carry the one we need. We need a 70Amp, they stop at 60. So we try Home Depot, they have 70's in the wrong brand, they won't fit.

So since all the independent electrical suppliers are closed today, we have to wait till Monday to check with them and we are on deadline to get things fired for next weekend.Damn Damn Damn.

So..we still have one functional kiln. Sunday we load what we have. Start it by Sunday 4PM, candle for 12 hours, brings us to 4AM fire off in another 12..4 PM cool overnight. and glaze and reload Tuesday,out Wednesday. I may not be able to get everything through, but we'll get enough through. In the meantime we'll have to relax and go with the flow and try to hurry along the process.

This is so frustrating.