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I replaced an element. It is bulging out. Should this be stapled in place before using the kiln, or after the element has been fired?

The "round" top-loading 7-, 8-, 10-, and 12-sided kilns usually do not need element pins. A new element that bulges out of the groove should be pushed back in before you fire it. Since it hasn't been fired yet, you do not need to heat the element before moving it:

1) If the element is bulging out of a straight section of groove, compress the coils just a little with needle nose pliers.

2) If the element is bulging out of a corner, expand the coils with automotive snap-ring pliers.

Bulging elements that have been fired must be heated until they turn red before you can move them back into a groove.

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