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The 240-volt studio kiln I want comes with a cord and plug. Can it be direct wired? And isn't direct wiring a bit safer than using the plug?

A kiln that has a cord and plug can be direct wired by your electrician. He would need to cut off the attachment cap (plug). Yes, direct wiring is better than plugging the kiln into a wall outlet. This is because over a long period of time, it is possible for the springs in the wall outlet to weaken, causing the outlet to over-heat. Direct wiring a kiln eliminates the wall outlet altogether. However, a direct-wired kiln is no longer easy to move.



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