I broke down finally and bought a new kiln. My L&L Kiln has been amazing for the past ten years, but repairs these past few months were happening all to often for someone who fires a kiln once or twice a week. So I called Sheffield Pottery and bought a brand spanking new L&L (never thought I would see the day that I would buy a computer kiln. I’ll talk more about that in a later post!)
So I live two hours from Sheffield, and figured I’d save money on shipping and just pick it up in my Subaru. Well when I pulled up to the warehouse the guys just looked at me… like your clueless lady, you are not getting that crate in there. Then the words came out of their mouths, “that’s not fitting in there” I said, “well can’ t we unpack it?” ”Sure”, they said. They were up for the challenge. The man who helped me (Bob) was so wonderful, he showed me how to take the computer panel apart, and how to put the wiring back in place for when I got home. It was a great lesson for me… now when the first element burns out I will not be intimidated by a computerized kiln!
We were able to fit the kiln body in one section with the lid, bottom and computer panel towards the front.
When I got home my son Luke took photos of the unloading and setting up. Thanks to Gayle, Terri, and Luke for your help!