What is the value of a used kiln?

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
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Jon Danniken
Go to
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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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dkat
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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Jon Danniken
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.
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dkat
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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Jon Danniken
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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Jon Danniken
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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dkat
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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Jon Danniken
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 dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom D A Q A R T A Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
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Bob Masta
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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dkat
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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Jon Danniken
On Mon, 3 Oct 2005 09:19:41 -0400, "dkat" wrote:
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
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Bob Masta
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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