The kiln installation checklist offers a concise guide to ensure a successful and efficient installation process. 

  1. Site Preparation: The checklist emphasizes the importance of selecting an appropriate location for your kiln, considering factors such as space, ventilation, and electrical requirements.

  2. Kiln Assembly: Detailed instructions are provided for assembling the kiln components accurately and securely, ensuring stability and safety.

  3. Electrical Setup: Proper electrical installation is crucial for kiln operation. The checklist highlights the significance of consulting with a qualified electrician to ensure compliance with safety codes and proper wiring.

  4. Ventilation and Exhaust: Adequate ventilation is emphasized to remove fumes and maintain a safe environment. The checklist suggests appropriate venting systems and addresses the importance of vent placement.

  5. Kiln Safety: The checklist emphasizes safety measures, such as installing a kiln safety switch and using proper protective gear.

  6. Test Firing: Conducting a test firing is recommended to ensure that the kiln operates correctly before firing valuable pieces.


From Jessica Putnam-Philips:

Yes, you can install a kiln vent. If I can do it you can do it! In this video, I walk you through all the steps to safely install the kiln vent.

  • Tools and Materials:
  • Kiln Vent Kit
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Electric Drill with 1/4" bit
  • Yard Stick
  • Pencil Work
  • Gloves

    Installation requirements and checklist. all kilns. (Note: There is a more specific version of this for Easy-Fire and School-Master kilns.)

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    All about the kinds of fuses used on electric kilns
    Complete information on voltage, circuits and wiring for electric kilns


    What is the recommended temperature to turn off the Vent-Sure kiln vent when firing glazes,

    Calculate how many CFM of air ventilation you need
  • Look up the number of BTUs/Hour that
  • It is possible to convert a J230 manual kiln into a JD230 automatic kiln. 

    What Parts

    This question gets asked a lot around the holidays. L&L's official line on cooling the kiln

    In a word- No.

  • All surfaces within 3 feet of the kiln need to be fireproof.
  • Question: We received this semester a DaVinci 2327-D and I'm hoping you can help us with some

    It is fine to go through a roof with the L&L Vent-Sure kiln fumes vent system.

  • All the elements will need to be replaced.  Why?  For example, the ohms on the
  • The motor extends 7" off the wall. Motor dimensions are 8" x 7". Wall plate dimensions are 10" x

  • The molecules of air (which expand during the heating of the kiln) do not carry many BTUs.
  • You should vent a test kiln if your regular kiln is vented.
  • You want to recreate
  • Before you purchase oil, check to be sure that you do not have a motor with sealed bearings.<
  • If the controller is in the limit state (i.e. LMT flashing in the display), you must use the
  • One of the most difficult kiln performance problems to address is a problem with the electrical

  • An element connection can begin to glow if it is overheating. There are a few ways this can
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Circuit breakers that have tripped and have been reset continually will
  • Your Jupiter, DaVinci, or Doll kiln will have its elements either wired in parallel or wired
  • The Kiln Sitter Tube assembly should stick into the kiln about 1". This will allow air to
  • There is an option to add time to the end of the program that appears when you enter a
  • The outlets are numbered on the side of the control box. In this example below all the outlets

  • Remove the lid. Open it first to remove the spring-loaded connections to the front of the lid
  • L&L's official recommendation is for an electrician to connect the kiln to power. You should

  • Sometimes with thick elements, especially in the corner of a DaVinci, or Easy-Load kiln, the
  • We recommend that you have a carbon monoxide monitor installed in your kiln room to
  • On most L&L Kilns this is very easy to do. It is a matter of re-distributing the wires

    Relays generally last around 200,000 cycles on average (roughly 18+ months depending on

    That is a difficult question to answer, as the longevity of a kiln is based much more on how it

  • The Vent-Sure downdraft kiln vent is pulling not only air but moisture and the products of

    To keep your kiln in top operating condition, we recommend the

    A customer asks if he can interlock his automatic kiln so that it will not fire unless his

    Most Likely Cause

    Although the steps below are comprehensive, in most cases, the reason for

    E-22 is the same as E-6. It means one of the thermocouple wires is connected backward.

    Note: E- d errors read as "Errd" on controls manufactured before 2006

    Basic Problem
  • In some places, the electrical power is very inconsistent with power outages, interruptions,
  • Sometimes the heat around a kiln can become too much for the standard DaVinci cord connections.<

  • Remove the stand and the bottom.
  • Put the kiln on a firm surface like a skid with a
  • This consists of the main power cord, receptacle, power block, wire, and breakers. 

  • This is fine to do if you are careful.
  • The only concern would be if you put the
  • Error codes for the DynaTrol

    Note: Many of these error codes have an ‘Err’ prefix rather


    The duct can be 60 feet in length and include up

  • With air moving through the garage, you will minimize the corrosive effects of clay/ glaze
  • The power supply cord originally supplied with K18 kilns is only a three-wire cord. The third
  • The special tool we used to make for assembling Easy-Fire spring-loaded hinges is no longer
  • Change Elements
  • All the elements will need to be replaced.
  • For example, the
  • All the elements will need to be replaced. For example, the ohms on the J230 208-volt element

  • The first and easiest thing to do is to change the cycle time of the contactors.
  • The hinge piece that attaches to the lid has two "ears".
  • These must go on the