I have an old half-dome kiln by Modern American. It's 110 volts
with a two prong power intake. I can't find a cord. Does anyone
know where to get one?
Make it safe.
If your kiln two prong power intake will accept a standard extension
cord, DON’T do that. The molded plastic extension cord end is not
suitable for the high current and high temperature on your kiln. Many
110 volt kilns draw 15 amps of electrical current, overloading most
You can probably make the required cord from hardware store parts,
but it has to be the right stuff.
Probably should be 14 AWG wire size or larger (12 AWG is larger),
and the rubber sheath kind, not the vinyl plastic kind most extension
cords are made of.
You may find a nylon heavy duty cord end (not the cheap plastic
kind) that fits your kiln power intake. If not, then you may need to
connect your new power cord wires inside your kiln.
Your cord that you make should be the 3 wire kind with the green
wire attached to the metal cabinet.
Feel free to email me directly, if I can help.
The Jewelry Equipment Dr.