View Full Version : How quickly can I ramp up my pot furnace

Terri Sigler
02-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Hello All-

The limit switch on my furnace door was not fully activated; therefore, without my knowledge, my furnace was slowly ramping down over night. Of course, I walk in the studio this morning planning to blow and the 108 lb EC pot furnace temperature reads 1300 degrees. I usually blow at 2020 degrees, electric furnace.

How quickly can I ramp up? Can I ramp up 100 degrees per hour?


Kenny Pieper
02-10-2012, 08:09 AM
If it is at 1300 I would just turn it up and let it go as fast as it can. Problems start in the 1200 range when you go through quarts conversion.

Pete VanderLaan
02-10-2012, 10:18 AM
I agree with Kenny.

Terri Sigler
02-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Thanks Kenny and Pete!

Kenny Pieper
02-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Terri come by sometime Im in Burnsville.

Pete VanderLaan
02-12-2012, 06:03 PM
I'm in upstate New Hampshire!

Mike Hatch
02-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Hey Terri, hope it worked out thats a nice little furnace you built. What have you been making lately?
Hi Pete...hi Kenny

Tom Clifton
02-13-2012, 12:36 PM
I'm in upstate New Hampshire!

Oh, yeah... Your police cars made the News (http://www.wmur.com/r-video/30365829/detail.html) recently...

[Question about materiels cost moved to new thread]

Pete VanderLaan
02-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Interestingly, New Hampshire is not Vermont. We do share the Connecticut river. The sane people seem to live on the western side. I would refer you back to your fifth grade geography class. The pigs are not a bad plan though.