What is the value of a used kiln?

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Hello,

A friend has asked me to help her sell her kiln, and I am wondering how much
a used kiln would be expected to sell for. I realize that it depends on a
lot of factors, but I have no clue as to these things and am hoping that you
might be willing to give me a reasonable ballpark of about where a fair
price would be.

The kiln is a Crusader-Brent, model 215-S (cone 10s series), 17.5"W x 18"D,
2.63 cubic feet, 25 Amp, 6000 Watt, with a Kiln Sitter model LT-3 and a
couple of shelves. The kiln was purchased new about 15 years ago and used
for porcelain dolls; she used it for maybe two or three dozen loads, and it
is has been well taken care of.

Also, if anyone has any suggestions as to a good place to let people know
this is being sold, I would appreciate any suggestions there too.  There is
a glass school in town, and I thought I might put up a flyer there?

Thanks for any suggestions,

Jon










Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Go to www.ebay.com and do a search for doll kiln.  That will give you an
idea of what kilns are selling for what.  Location is important as is
condition since kilns are hard to ship.  Where are you?  This is a kiln that
people might like for doing glaze testing.  How much did she pay for it
originally?  What voltage?

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Thanks, dkat.  I am in western Oregon (Eugene); she originally paid $562.00
for the kiln itself, and the kilnsitter was a seperate purchase; it is a 208
or 240 volt kiln.

One other question, you mentioned doll kiln.  She also mentioned to me that
she was told that a kiln to be used for dolls (fine porcelain) should never
be used for anything other than porcelain, or it would impart an undesirable
finish on the dolls.  Is this something to consider?

Thanks,

Jon

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
If it is going to be used for doll making then you do not want to use it for
anything else.  However if you are going to be using it for glaze testing
then this is not an issue.  I have never heard of a kiln that can be both
208 and 240.  208 is what you find in commercial buildings and 240 is what
you find in a home.

More ideas:
Go to http://lsv.ceramics.org/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=clayart&A=1 and join the
list.  Post there since they have a great more traffic than here.  There are
a lot of potters in your area and finding a buyer should be easy.  Go to the
University and put up a flyer there.  My guess is that you are not going to
get more than $200 given the age but one never knows.  Watching what kilns
go for on ebay is always amazing to me.  I would buy it for $100 but I'm not
going to be in that area until January and then transporting is an issue....

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Thanks for the suggestion, dkat.   I will join that list and hang out for
awhile to see what I can come up with.  Good suggestion as to a campus
posting as well; I'll make up a flyer or two and see what comes of that.

Thanks again,

Jon

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Hey dkat, I've sent several requests to that list, using several different
email accounts/hosts, and haven't received any reply.  Is that list still
running?

Thanks,

Jon

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
It is a moderated list and sometimes it takes awhile for the wheels to turn.
The list is posted weekly.  If it doesn't happen within a week, email the
moderator (he/she will be listed) and ask what is up.  They will help you
along if the problem is from your end.


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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Thanks, dkat.  The process seems to be an automated procedure; and I was
also informed after entering my information that a cover letter had been
sent, which I am assuming to be the typical "verification" email.   I'll
wait a week and see what happens, though.

Thanks,

Jon

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
On Sun, 2 Oct 2005 12:10:37 -0700, "Jon Danniken"

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Clayart has recurring technical problems.  I normally get the digest
version and it hasn't arrived in the last few days.  A lot of
Clayart's problems are due to it's strange setup:  The moderator
is not the list owner, and has no access to the host system.  That
system resides in a distant location, and as far as I can determine
is under the jurisdiction of someone who has little time to deal
with it, and probably not much experience with listservs in general.
The moderator apparently doesn't want to hassle this overworked
person, and since he has never had the opportunity to maintain
the system himself he doesn't know what settings to ask for, etc.

For example, he puts up with tons of spam every day, which he
manually filters out before passing along to the group, but which
could be completely eliminated by a few simple setup changes.
Likewise, all message traffic is posted to the Web archives, with
your Email address still attached, so as a subscriber you should
be prepared for a barrage of spam from Web-scanning name
harvesters.  (Other lists have fitlers that "munge" your address
before posting, so humans can read it but machines can't.)

But it is certainly the biggest and best group of potters.  Too
bad they don't all move over to this NG.  No mderator needed,
and practically no spam!


Bob Masta
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            D A Q A R T A
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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Agree 99.999%.  What I do like about Clayart is the archives and the lack of
attack by trolls that rooms like this can get.  I sure would like to get my
hands on organizing Clayart though (my OCD coming through).  Donna

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Thanks Bob, and Dkat; I did receive my confirmation letters today.  Dkat,
you mentioned archives; what is the address for these?

Thanks,

Jon

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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
http://www.potters.org/categories.htm
is the easiest way to get there.  If that doesn't work for you, let me know.

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Being a participant in both moderated and unmoderated groups/lists,
I guess I'm not so concerned about trolls, flames, etc that moderators
are supposed to be guarding against.  In fact, I don't think a
moderator can really guard effectively against any but the most
blatant trolls, since the sneakier ones can always make their
messages look half-way reasonable.  Trolling seems rare on all
but the most popular groups... you notice we don't seem to get
any here, and rarely any spam.  ;-))

Only one unmoderated group that I participate in gets much in
the way of flames, and that's usually infrequent. And with an
unmoderated newsgroup it's still easy enough to block a thread that
you don't care for.

I guess I'm glad to take responsibility for what I choose to
view or not, and put up with some small inconveniences.
This certainly seems better than having a moderator wasting
hours each day doing something with a marginal payback
(or in the case of spam, a total waste of time that could have
been avoided by proper setup).

Just my 2 cents worth...     ;-)




Bob Masta
dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom
 
            D A Q A R T A
Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
           www.daqarta.com
Home of DaqGen, the FREEWARE signal generator

Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Ponds.rec became unreadable by cross posting and trolling (jehovah witness
news group).  Of course in there we made the mistake of going OT on
politics/sex/religion - the three subjects not discussed in 'polite' society
for a reason apparently.


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Re: What is the value of a used kiln?
Someone at the glass school might be interested if they do glass fusing.

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Cryman Studio

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