I have never used a Kiln Sitter. Is it necessary to read instructions before firing the kiln?
You should not fire your kiln until you have read instructions on the Dawson Kiln Sitter. You need to know how to calibrate it with a firing gauge, how to load it with the small cone, and how to adjust it. It is a very simple, reliable device that shuts the kiln off when the small cone bends. But if used improperly, it can overfire your kiln.
Misunderstanding the Kiln Sitter has caused a lot of frustration.
One time a customer wanted me to fly to her home in North Carolina to pick up her kiln and take it back. The problem was only a Kiln Sitter out of adjustment.
Another customer thought her heating elements were bad. Again, the problem was only a Kiln Sitter with a bent rod. In both cases, problems that seemed serious were easy to repair.
If all the switches on your kiln fail, it is likely due to dirty Kiln Sitter contacts. Before replacing the switches, check the Kiln Sitter.
As you can see, a little information can save hours of frustration. We hope you find the instruction manual a useful time-saver.