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Old 08-05-2017, 07:55 AM
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:08 AM
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Don't try to clean them. It's most likely just a layer of quartz on the element. It is true that 6/12's do have a tendency known as a life span, I would not replace them until they break. Your straps do wear out however.

All this being said, a spare set of element on the shelf is not a bad idea. It takes about three weeks to bring them in from the time they're ordered/
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:26 AM
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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That crust is probably holding them together! Ours look like that too and I don't even dream of touching them.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:07 PM
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the elements, even when old continue to operate at 2800F if run at the proper voltage. Quartz survives that temperature. The only thing that goes after them is fluorine. If there is fluorine in the cullet, or batch it will have an effect. Most of these glasses might have .5 percent calcium fluoride in them as it lowers melt temps. I have been asked in the past by one person about it and I told him to get the fluorine out of the glass and his issues stopped.
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Shit those look great!! Not warped or deteriorating!!
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Trust me they are warped!
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