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Old 07-15-2002, 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by kurt walrath

They are a stock replacment item from Jen - Ken
Kilns. I'm pretty sure they are Kanthal A-1.
If they are nichrome then 8 months melting 100#
of batch 3 times a week is really good.

That's what I thought for years untill Tom at Pine Ridge called Paragon for some specs to make a match for Mike down in UT (whom I eagerly await news of the new furnace from - he's using a stock ST100 crown). To my suprise I was running nichrome all this time , and still getting 6-8 months off of them. There's another ST100 going on 7 months and he has the nichrome wire.

Might be worth the call to verify.

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