In this video, we will explain how to use the Relay Health diagnostic option on an L&L kiln Genesis control.
This video will explain how to use the Cost Setup feature on an L&L kiln Genesis control.
This video will explain how to set a start code/password on an L&L kiln Genesis control.
How to program offsets, segmented Cool Downs and Firings with Andrew Seymore from Clayscapes and Jessica Putnam-Philips
These three videos show you how to use and program the One-Touch Intuitive Kiln Control. There are three segments - basic operation, basic programming of options and advanced ramp/hold programming.
How to change elements in a DaVinci kiln with Quad elements. Useful for any L&L Kiln with the Quad element option.
How to change the elements in an L&L Chameleon kiln.
This video shows you how to test element resistance of the circuits on an Easy-Fire kiln. Most Easy-fire kilns are wired in parallel and the resistance you will get in this test gets multiplied by two to get the element resistance. You can find your proper element resistance by looking at your wiring diagram and looking for the ohms rating of the elements (which changes with voltage and phase). Make sure you know the voltage and phase of your kiln when you are checking this.
This basic method will serve for many of L&L kilns like the eQuad-Pro and School-Master series. See this video for how to check elements on a Jupiter or DaVinci kiln. Instead of opening up the control box as shown on those kilns you just unplug the section cords and measure from the plug ends. Be sure to follow the specific instructions in this page: Also see
This video shows you how to test element resistance of the circuits on a Jupiter or DaVinci kiln.
FOR SAFETY'S SAKE: Be sure to unplug the kiln before performing this test. If you do that there is no chance of any shock even if you are not experienced.
This video shows how to change an element holder in an L&L kiln. There are two methods shown.
Question: If the element holder is replaced by chipping off the lower "lip" will the holder remain in place? It seems that unless some type of cement is used it will just work its way out and fall into the kiln. Would you please elaborate?
Answer: What is left after you follow this procedure is a serrated edge. That actually does an excellent job of holding in the groove. This works in almost all cases - you can always cement it if it doesn't work. One of the great things about these holders is that, when you are done, you have a functional groove - stronger than the underlying brick itself.
Running a paper test can be a great way to troubleshoot your kiln if you do not have access to a multimeter. With just some scraps of paper and 5 minutes you can determine if you have any elements or relays that need replacing.
Despite it's usefulness, the paper test cannot compare to the information that you can get from a multimeter. It will only point you in the direction of a problem, not pinpoint it.
You can follow along with our instructional video as well:
First let's go through the test itself:
This video shows how easy it is to change elements in an L&L kiln. The hard ceramic element holders protect the fragile firebrick while you are pulling element out and putting new elements in.
How to check the operation of a control transfomer on an L&L automatic kiln. Applies to all automatic kilns that are not 480 volts. The control transformer reduces the incoming line voltage from 240, 208 or 220 volts to 24 volts for the control and 12 volts for the relays.Parts
This video is useful for changing a type S platinum thermocouple on any L&L kiln
How to test the internal switches on the Dynatrol board.
This video shows how to check voltage on an L&L automatic kiln.
How to change the On/Off switch in most L&L automatic kilns.
This video shows how to remove the wires in sequence while changing a transfomer on an L&L automatic kiln.
This video shows how to remove the wires in sequence while changing a transfomer on an L&L automatic kiln.Parts
This video is useful for changing a thermocouple on any L&L kiln - in particular an eQuad-Pro or a School-Master Kiln.Be sure to maintain proper polarity.
In the USA: Yellow Wire = PLUS (+) Red Wire = MINUS (-) The thermocouples are marked with a (+) and (-). Also the negative (-) is marked with a red marker. The negative wire is MORE magnetic than the positive wire.
How to check to see if a thermocouple is OK.
This video shows how to remove a control panel on an Easy-Fire, School-Master or eQuadPro kiln for service.
How to replace a damaged side brick in an Easy-Fire or other sectional L&L kiln. This video shows replacing both a brick where the element connections are and where the peephole is (the two most difficult bricks).
How to repair cracked brick in a front-loading kiln. First remove the damaged brick using a drill and chisel to route out and remove brick. Then shape a cut firebrick piece to fit in the space and cement in place. Then sand. Let the cement dry overnight and then do a slow bisque firing to cone 5. This same technique can be used on kiln bottoms and in other situations like on the side or back. Hi-Temp kiln cement can be used instead of phosphate bonded cement (which is no longer available).
This video shows you how to replace a lid on a DaVinci kiln.
This video shows how to repair minor cracks in the bricks on a front-loading Easy-Load kiln. Can also be used in other situations where you do not want to remove firebrick. Hi-Temp kiln cement can be used instead of phosphate bonded cement (which is no longer available).
This shows some interesting techniques for repairing firebrick in front-loading kilns where it is difficult to replace an entire firebrick section.
Some thoughts on repairing brick from Andrew Seymore from Clayscapes with Jessica Putnam-Philips from Clayshare.
How to repair a cracked ceramic kiln top or bottom. Tighten the stainless steel band as soon as you cement the pieces together. This acts as a clamp. Hi-Temp kiln cement can be used instead of phosphate bonded cement (which is no longer available).
This video shows you how to replace a lid on an Easy-Fire, School-Master, Jupiter, eQuad-Pro, JH Series kiln with a spring-assisted lid. For 23" and 28" models only.
These candid comments were filmed at NCECA 2013 in Houston Texas in March 2013.
Chris Cooley's entire testimonial. Filmed at NCECA 2013 in Houston Texas in March 2013. Chris is a former Running Back for the Redskins - and potter!
"I have been selling L&L kilns for just 8 years but using them for over 25. My first experience using an L&L Kiln was in high school where we used the classic Jupiter Series for electric and raku firing. For many years the Jupiter (JD) and Davinci were my go to kilns for my own work while I was a resident at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. These kilns are everywhere, especially in the North East, and with L&L's head office in Swedesboro NJ, parts and service are easy to come by."
The number-one reason to buy an L&L kiln is the durable element holders. These are the ceramic pieces that hold the elements in the kiln. I have found these to make changing elements an easy and painless experience. No other company uses holders quite like these. I find the automatic zone controlled digital controller is easy to use--you can choose from using the simple and reliable pre-programmed firings or create your own program
Paul Cummins is a ceramic artist in the UK working on a massive project to make one poppie for every UK soldier killed in World War I. The poppies are being displayed at the Tower of London and then sold to the public. Our Jumbo Bell-Lift kiln, sold and installed by Potclays, our UK distributor, is helping him with this Herculean task. L&L Kilns is proud to be part of this memorial.