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Old 01-18-2011, 02:43 PM
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Going all the way to the bottom will create an element that is very as in (VERY) hard to ship as well as a lot more expensive. I don't think the furnace needs 12 elements based on my experience. Six is quite adequate for a 300 lb pot. We don't actually know the capacity of the Norwegian pot in that picture. Going down five inches should do it in my mind since the pot curves in towards the center after five inches. Getting the pot off the furnace floor and on to a pedestal will really help as well. Having the pot right on the floor really creates a cold spot for the pot which in turn creates stress.
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