So – here’s the current news on the kiln repair:
Big kiln – thermocouple replaced and ready to go. I’ll load bisque tonight. There were a few damp pieces that I’m hoping will be dry enough by then.
Medium kiln – not quite back online. Conor spotted the issues and fixed them, but in doing that it popped something in the power cord, so he’ll be replacing that before we dare run a kiln. Probably soon – say 1-2 weeks max.
The Cress – he suggested we try a wall-mount controller that any cone-fire kiln could be plugged into. Still, the price will be over $500. It’s fireable as is, and will give folks much more experience…