14 years ago
A friend of mine lives in an old farm on the Gower and works as a
ceramacist and needs to install a new electric kiln. TShe is currently
trying to get out of South West Power exactly how much current they can
draw but its a bit like pulling teeth! The cost of having to have a new
power supply laid on would be extortionate.
One other option seemed to be the possibility of of using a big
generator. They would probably need to run the kiln for about 12 hours
at a stretch, overnight, once a week. I would reckon that the current
required would be less than 60 amps but more than 30 amps. Electric
start would be essential.
I am sure that there arer plenty of brand new off the shelf solutions
available if you throw enough money at the problem. However, the
question is - how easy is it to find a decent genny capable of
delivering 60 amps reliably and doesn't cost the earth - how much are we
talking about here? I guess we are talking diesel and quite sizeable.
Whilst it doesn't need to be silent it would need to be no worse than a
diesel car engine. It ought to be be possible to build a sound
insulated shed or enclosure of some kind to put it in to kill the sound
off a bit.
All pearls of wisdom on this would be greatfully accepted.