My name is Tim. I have been reading for a few days on this list.
I am generally interested in lost wax casting, metal smithing,
and historical jewelry construction.
My question is this; after six years of using my burnout kiln
(aprox. twice a month) it took a vacation on me while I was at
the peak of the cycle. I took the back off of it after it cooled
to find the white power wire had burnt completely off of the temp
control dial and burned about four inches of the insulation off
of the wire. Is this common? Did I burn out the switch or do
these wires just get sick of the resistence and heat up? The kiln
is a Satelite.
Thanks in advance.