Last summer I purchased an UltraLite Mini Kiln along with the Phaser
to adjust the temperature. I could never get enamel to melt on 18 g
copper–it would go to a bubbly texture but nothing further. Due to
alot of family health issues, I set the kiln aside. (I had my
husband test the house voltage in my studio and it is 111.)
This past winter I took the kiln to Baja with me and I know the
electricity where I stay is ‘high.’ The kiln worked great–just like
the box kilns I’ve used. I had my husband test the voltage there and
it was 135.
So today I called Otto Frei and said I didn’t know where to turn now
since it wouldn’t work in my studio here. It goes to a bubbly stage
but never fully melts and makes no difference what gauge metal I
use. The Phaser is turned up to maximum level. Wonder if anybody else
having this problem as I was told my ‘house voltage’ must be
low…yet it isn’t.
Liane Redpath Worlund