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How much will an undried hardwood shrink in the axial direction?

At the hardwood mill the man at desk said that the wood they cut (red and white oak, and poplar plus maple and others) is not kiln dried and can shrink as much as 6%. That makes sense to me and of ...
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Why is my kiln tripping the GFCI at seemingly random intervals?

I have two circuits in my garage. One is a 15amp circuit that powers the garage door and has two outlets, the other is a dedicated 20amp fridge outlet. Both have GFCIs. I'm trying to run a kiln in the ...
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(Up to) 35 Amp Load on 10 Gauge Wire?

I'm looking to connect an electric pottery kiln to an existing subpanel that is serviced by a 10/4 copper line and want to understand if the wire can acceptably tolerate the load. The wire (installed ...
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How to mount a 60 amp 2 pole 240 volt non-fused switch

Got a Siemens 60-amp switch (LNFC222R) that's for a pottery kiln. One side of the switch will have a #6 Cu NMD90 wired to it and will go to the sub-panel, running through studs, just like the 14-2 ...
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Wire a sub-panel to run a pottery kiln, or put a breaker in the main panel?

Pretty beginner on electrical. I have a 100 amp service (metered not against or adjacent to main dwelling - somewhere central in our mobile home court) with a 125 amp main box. 1300 ish sq ft, 3 ...
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48AMP kiln on 60 AMP breaker *must be* direct wired in Canada?

I am trying to find out what part of the Canadian electrical code requires that the 48AMP kiln, on a 60AMP breaker requires that it must be direct wired, instead of using the NEMA 6-50 receptacle ...
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How can I tell if this appliance, a kiln, is using 208V single phase or three phase?

My kilns have recently stopped firing and it need new elements. I have to buy elements for specific voltage/phase combination. I didn't install the kilns - it was done by my studio mate before they ...
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