View Full Version : Help get my HT oven up and running!!!

Ernie Swanson
03-12-2011, 09:48 AM
I just purchased a used Evenheat J.r. Kiln and I need a little help and direction.

I will post up pics of all I got and hopefully some of you can tell me how to put this together and what else I need.

I think I might need a new thermocouple but not sure, The one that came with seems kinda big.

Ok here are pics of everything with a description of what it is :)


Ok here are the parts that came with it.

Not sure what kind of thermocouple this is. Has no numbers or anything

This thermocouple just says: Pyromation K-

This is the element

This I think is a length of high temp wire

Not to sure what this is, some kind of switch?
Says Cherry on it.

This is an SSR, 480v, 25a. Wrong one I think for 110 setup

This is another SSR, 60a/250v

This is the pid, Model I think is TC-408A

And in the wiring there is the normal wire to plug it in, then there is a little white wire with two small wires in it. I think this is for the thermocouple.

After doing a little searching I found what I think is the thermocouple and element mounting plate

And this is the same type of PID I think

I am not sure if any of the SSR's will work for the setup I am doing.

Also do I need a heat sink for the SSR?

If any of you knowledgeable guys can help me out I would really appreciate it.

Carey Quinn
03-12-2011, 08:21 PM
Congratulations on your score Ernie.

I know how to plug cords in an outlet and turn stuff on if it is clearly marked but other than that, I couldn't help you.

Good luck,

Ernie Swanson
03-12-2011, 08:29 PM
I know a little about wiring and stuff but not how to wire one of these.

Fletch Helical
03-14-2011, 03:08 AM

Try giving the guys over at Auber a call. Explain to them what you have and what you might need and they may be able to help. http://auberins.com/