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Old 09-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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They will change shape, more shaped like a flattened wisk so you really need to be careful pulling the passage brick out of the crown. The brick may well be sort of stuck in the crown as well, mine frequently do. Have a place absolutely clear to accept the element and the brick when you pull it. Make sure you have material there to chock it all up as a support.

The only times I have ever broken an element is when I'm changing a pot. I've done it more than once.
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