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Old 07-13-2002, 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by Mitcheal Veenstra
Thanks for the explination Pete, that makes sense.

Is there anything we could add to the batch in order to rig the COE back to 96 proper that would still melt so low and give us a good melt?

or should those of us who are useing wire, just melt low and live with the coe shift in order to preserve our elements.

What about you Thumb? what temp do you batch at in your super electric melters?
2120F 24/7. But I use cullet (I like fining out in a twelve hour cycle). The hope for the ST150 is that it will melt batch and still maintain 9-12 months life cycle between element change out*. When I get my own ST100 swapped out for one of the new ST150s I was planning on trying the Gaffer batch.

*Though my own ST100 had to swap out elements after the first five months, it was largely due to a glass spill that ran down the bank of elements. The sister unit to that ST100 is still going strong seven months later - and with NICHROME wire. This encourages me that 9-12 months with A1 should be attainable.
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