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sandmor1
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« on: June 20, 2015, 01:49:12 AM »

Hello
Could anyone offer any advice regarding the kiln when we move house in a few weeks.

I have a Skutt HotStart Pro and contacted Warm Glass with any tips but Veronica explained that when they are delivered new there is an expanded foam filler surrounding it for protection and this would be impossible to replicate.

She did say the removals people would probably know how to deal with it but I would just like to know... if anyone has moved house..how did the kiln travel and what did they do to help prevent damage to it.

We are moving about 100 miles away so it will be on the road for a good 2 hours.

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Sandra
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 04:13:58 AM »

Hi Sandra,

I have the same kiln as you, and we have moved twice in the last 12 months.  Once was from Durham to Glasgow, a comparable distance to yours!

If it's an option for you, I'd recommend taking the kiln with you in your car.  The removals men we had knew what the kiln was (which surprised me!) but I said I'd move it myself.  I wrapped it in two duvets, and my partner and I carried it to the car and put it snugly in the boot.  The second time we weren't moving as far, and I didn't bother wrapping it - all that happened was that there were some cosmetic scratches to the base and corners - the kiln bricks are really soft.  If the movers are going to do it, just wrap it in your duvets and make sure they don't put anything on top of it, and that it's wedged in nicely so it doesn't move.

One top tip would be to make sure, when you remove the little metal lid-holder-upper-stick-thing (don't know what else to call it!!) would be to TAPE THE BOLT TO THE BAR - I've lost my metal bolt in the move(s) and can't for the life of me find another one that fits!

Hope that helps,

Kathy.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 04:49:39 PM »

I bought one off another FHer last year, it just went in the back of the car in both part of the journey, we met half way, and apart from a few scratches on the bottom because I needed a thicker blanket under it was fine. The lock lever shook itself apart, caused me a bit if a scare but I took it apart and, touch wood, been fine since. I would move myself again, not trust to removers.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 11:41:24 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions...I would never have thought of the duvets. The gentleman from the removals firm will be coming around in a couple of weeks to give us a firm accessment so I will ask him about the kiln.
We have other things we need to take in the back of the car ..including the dog...so I am hoping to avoid that.

Sandra
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 04:43:42 PM »

My Hobby Fuser and stand went in the removal van, and into storage for a month, and out again, and is fine. They just popped it in "as is" on its stand with a big notice that said "HANDLE WITH CARE - NOTHING ON TOP".
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 09:43:55 PM »

Thank you ladies for the helpful ideas regarding the kiln.

If there is one thing that I have found running through all your replies it is that the kilns all arrived at their new homes without any real problems.

I have to say that I am now a lot less concerned about it than I was a few days ago.

Sandra
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 07:43:24 AM »

one thing to remember, take to kiln shelves, I bought a kiln from someone one here once who packed it beautifully on the outside, but left a loose kiln shelf in the inside, which did a bit of damage.  Janet
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 11:39:52 AM »

Good luck with the move and as Janet said dont put anything inside the kiln when you move it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2015, 03:46:15 AM »

Just a thought - perhaps stuff a bean bag inside to help absorb any shocks? Good luck with the move Smiley
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