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## running cost of electric kiln

### Sally on wed 2 aug 00

I am planning to get an electric kiln, Skutt KM-1027 or Cress FX27.
I want to know how much the running cost of these kilns are. If somebody on
the list use these kilns, please let me know.
Also, I am wondering if there are any problems to put an electric kiln under
direct sun.

Sally

### Ingeborg Foco on thu 3 aug 00

The way I calculate my electric usage is simple. My skutt 1018 (is used
only for bisque) has a chart which tells you the kilowatt usage when set on
low, med, and high. Multiply that by the number of hours run times your kw
rate

example: Low 2.3 x 6 hrs = 13.8 kw
Med 4.7 x 6 hrs 28.2 kw
High 9.3 x 5 hrs 46.5 kw

total kw -- 88.5 kw for this particular bisque firing (actual
firing) x.0468 cents per kw = \$4.14 Total cost for this bisque.

I keep track of each firing in that manner and it is easy to see what my
firing costs are.

Rudy, what are you paying per kw in SanDiego?

Ingeborg

----- Original Message -----
From: Rudy Bauer
To:
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 1969 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: running cost of electric kiln

> Sally: The cost of firing your Skutt 1027 depends on where you live. If
you
> happen to living in San Diego, Ca the rate for electricity is going up
> overnight up to 300%. It generally runs about \$20-\$30 depending on
> candleing or not, bisque versus glaze loads and whether or not it is a
cone
> 10 load versus cone 5-6. We're running tightly packed kiln loads each time
> now for sure. I also am going to ^5 clay exclusively at home and using
> midrange glazes. Fortunately a very benevolent clay artist gave me a brick
> catenary arch kiln which is about 3 cu. ft. which I run off propane for
> ^5-7 glaze loads. Needless to say we try to avoid candling the ware at all
> costs.
> So if deregulation of the electric industry comes your way where
you live,
> be sure the first bill you receive is done while sitting. Using a vent
> seems to help get faster uniform results too. When I fire a bisque load
and
> 2 glaze loads it runs \$70-\$80 more than a month using only house power.
Rudy
>
> At 04:50 PM 8/2/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >I am planning to get an electric kiln, Skutt KM-1027 or Cress FX27.
> >I want to know how much the running cost of these kilns are. If somebody
on
> >the list use these kilns, please let me know.
> >Also, I am wondering if there are any problems to put an electric kiln
under
> >direct sun.
> >
> >
> >Sally
> >
>
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### Rudy Bauer on fri 4 aug 00

Sally: The cost of firing your Skutt 1027 depends on where you live. If you
happen to living in San Diego, Ca the rate for electricity is going up
overnight up to 300%. It generally runs about \$20-\$30 depending on
candleing or not, bisque versus glaze loads and whether or not it is a cone
10 load versus cone 5-6. We're running tightly packed kiln loads each time
now for sure. I also am going to ^5 clay exclusively at home and using
midrange glazes. Fortunately a very benevolent clay artist gave me a brick
catenary arch kiln which is about 3 cu. ft. which I run off propane for
^5-7 glaze loads. Needless to say we try to avoid candling the ware at all
costs.
So if deregulation of the electric industry comes your way where you live,
be sure the first bill you receive is done while sitting. Using a vent
seems to help get faster uniform results too. When I fire a bisque load and
2 glaze loads it runs \$70-\$80 more than a month using only house power. Rudy

At 04:50 PM 8/2/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>I am planning to get an electric kiln, Skutt KM-1027 or Cress FX27.
>I want to know how much the running cost of these kilns are. If somebody on
>the list use these kilns, please let me know.
>Also, I am wondering if there are any problems to put an electric kiln under
>direct sun.
>
>
>Sally
>
>___________________________________________________________________________
___
>Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
>You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
>settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
>Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
>

### Rudy Bauer on sun 6 aug 00

Ingeborg: In San Diego we currently pay a fee of \$.05849 for our baseline
electricity usage. My baseline happens to be set at 266kWh. After that I
pay a non-baseline fee of \$.07857 for any usage over. On each month's bill
we are charged an "Electric Energy Charge on the entire amount of
electricity used that month. That charge increases every month recently and
it is currently \$.09200 (at least for the last month's bill. Prior to that
it was \$.04203. Next month it will be more like \$.13697 according to the
power company. We pay more for the surcharge than we do for the
electricity, slightly more than double the electricity charge. Word is that
we in San Diego are paving the way for all areas to adopt this deregulation
of electricity supply. Good luck. Rudy

At 10:30 PM 08/03/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>The way I calculate my electric usage is simple. My skutt 1018 (is used
>only for bisque) has a chart which tells you the kilowatt usage when set on
>low, med, and high. Multiply that by the number of hours run times your kw
>rate
>
>example: Low 2.3 x 6 hrs = 13.8 kw
> Med 4.7 x 6 hrs 28.2 kw
> High 9.3 x 5 hrs 46.5 kw
>
> total kw -- 88.5 kw for this particular bisque firing (actual
>firing) x.0468 cents per kw = \$4.14 Total cost for this bisque.
>
>I keep track of each firing in that manner and it is easy to see what my
>firing costs are.
>
>Rudy, what are you paying per kw in SanDiego?
>
> Ingeborg
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Rudy Bauer
>To:
>Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 1969 4:00 PM
>Subject: Re: running cost of electric kiln
>
>
> > Sally: The cost of firing your Skutt 1027 depends on where you live. If
>you
> > happen to living in San Diego, Ca the rate for electricity is going up
> > overnight up to 300%. It generally runs about \$20-\$30 depending on
> > candleing or not, bisque versus glaze loads and whether or not it is a
>cone
> > 10 load versus cone 5-6. We're running tightly packed kiln loads each time
> > now for sure. I also am going to ^5 clay exclusively at home and using
> > midrange glazes. Fortunately a very benevolent clay artist gave me a brick
> > catenary arch kiln which is about 3 cu. ft. which I run off propane for
> > ^5-7 glaze loads. Needless to say we try to avoid candling the ware at all
> > costs.
> > So if deregulation of the electric industry comes your way where
>you live,
> > be sure the first bill you receive is done while sitting. Using a vent
> > seems to help get faster uniform results too. When I fire a bisque load
>and
> > 2 glaze loads it runs \$70-\$80 more than a month using only house power.
>Rudy
> >
> > At 04:50 PM 8/2/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> > >I am planning to get an electric kiln, Skutt KM-1027 or Cress FX27.
> > >I want to know how much the running cost of these kilns are. If somebody
>on
> > >the list use these kilns, please let me know.
> > >Also, I am wondering if there are any problems to put an electric kiln
>under
> > >direct sun.
> > >
> > >
> > >Sally
> > >
> >
> >___________________________________________________________________________
> > ___
> > >Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
> > >
> > >You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
> > >settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
> > >
> > >Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
> > >
> >
> >
>____________________________________________________________________________
>__
> > Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
> >
> > You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
> > settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
> >
> > Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at