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Thursday, March 17, 2016

fix your kiln, feel like a million bucks….

"Electricity is not a hobby.  Hire an electrician!" goes the bumper sticker on the back of….you guessed it! The electrician's truck.

You have to be careful, but you can repair your own kiln and most of us do.  Most of them are not too complicated and you have a good repair booklet.  I am always nervous, even when doing something routine like just replacing the elements (they break or get old and ineffective after a few years, like lightbulbs). BUT, of course, you feel like you have done something AMAZING when you are done….
Cross that one of the list for the week….

In other news, the cat has a window seat, and I finished the kiln and found it occupied unexpectedly occupied…she is quite a climber, actually….


smartcat said...

Penny in the window seat is pure cute!

Lori Buff said...

Being able to repair a kiln is just a part of being a potter, but yes, it feels good to be able to do it.

smalltownme said...

Penny steals the show! But fixing the kiln is pretty spectacular, too. We've had to have an ignitor replaced in our stove so often...finally my husband figured out how to do it himself and save some money.

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