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    Default Need a new kiln

    Hey guys my bluebird just shit the bed hoping someone around the Portland Oregon or Seattle area would be selling a kiln, bluebird xl sized or bigger not looking for huge but like a mini scarab or midsize paragon even glasshive I'm not a brand snob I'll take whatever works. Drop a comment of ya got something

    Or hell I'll even rent a kiln from someone 100 bucks a month or whatever needed badly


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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    Watcha doing with your old broken kiln?
    I make cool stuff out of things that were, forgotten, tossed and thrown away.

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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    Quote Originally Posted by matrixmechanics View Post
    Watcha doing with your old broken kiln?
    Probably sell it super cheap when I get a new one


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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    Sent you a pm about AIM Kilns We sell them at 10% off their price to help with the shipping at Trev's Glass
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    I am not in the Portland area but I can ship I have a bluebird XL I can let you have for 500 shipped


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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    How close to Seattle are you?
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    - You either need a controller, a relay, a fuse, a jumper wire, or an element. A relay can burn out twice a year. Call bluebird and try to get free info on how to fix it.

    Unplug it before you get in there and start touching wires. Kilns are just glorified toasters.
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaan View Post
    How close to Seattle are you?
    Pretty close I'm just in Portland a bit south, yeah acording to paragon it needs an entire new roof. Because for some dumb reason the kiln elements are literally cast into the top brick and it's one solid piece of plaster /elements basically.


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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    how much is the part?
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaan View Post
    how much is the part?
    600 dollars


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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    dig it out, and pin a new element in ....
    don't wash your hands with your sammich.
    naive
    *of or denoting art produced in a straightforward style that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques and has a bold directness resembling a child's work, typically in bright colors with little or no perspective.

    your linework is naive maybe try some fuming?
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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    I am dreaming up solutions. Its probably gna snow soon around here, not good for travel.

    -Do you have any pictures of it that you can post? I will have some repair ideas in a couple days.

    -Is there a char mark where the element burned out on the inside of the kiln on the roof?

    -If there is a char mark, we can dig into that area and do a temporary fix that may last a week or 5 years.

    -Pinning a new element in the ceiling of a kiln can be tricky.

    -Kiln dust is also known as refractory brick dust which is very harmful to your lungs in a way that is usually noticed 20-50 years later with an emphysema diagnosis. Bob Snodgrass has good info about the hazards of handling refractory brick dust. There is no plaster in your kiln.
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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    Default Re: Need a new kiln

    The price for me to dig into it fix it to last -is $300ish . My offer to buy it is $200 in cash or paypal. I can meet you in seattle (Ballard). Gotta pic? The quick fix price would be $60.
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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