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Old 12-03-2003, 12:50 PM
Steve Stadelman Steve Stadelman is offline
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The whole secret to these melters is low wattage on the elements and solid state controls. Use S.C.R.s or S.S.R.s to power them and keep cullet or batch especially off of the elements.

My 80lb wire job has over 14 months on one set of elements. I have used only cullet and not gone over 2150f because I hate rebuilds. I am using a current limiting S.C.R. and preheat my cullet so it doesn't pop much.
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