LID OR BOTTOM SLAB FOR ALL 12 SIDED SKUTT KILNS
1000353 - Lid
1000354 – Bottom Slab
Skutt Part Numbers
0090 - Lid
0361 – Bottom Slab
How do I know if I should repalce a damaged brick?
Replacing a broken brick can extend the life our your elements because the elements are supported by the bricks and as the elements get hot they also get softer and can sag if not supported. If the damage to the brick is above the element channel it is not normally necessary to replace it unless the damage is severe. If the damage is below the element channel it is advisable to replace the brick before the element is damaged.
Do I need to replace my element(s) if I replace a brick(s)?
It depends. If your elements are fairly new they are probably still flexible enough to carefully remove from the channels and then replace them when you are finished replacing the broken brick. If your elements are older they will probably be too brittle to remove and replace. Elements get brittle after being fired multiple times so if you are unsure, it's best to have the elements on hand before you start replacing bricks so you do not have to order them separately.
In order to replace terminal bricks (the bricks with pigtails running through them into the control box) you will need to remove the element completely. If you are repalcing a terminal brick you will need a new element unless the kiln is a PK model with removable element connectors. Element connectors used on non-PK Skutt Kilns can't be removed and need to be cut to be removed.
Our recommendation is to always have an element on hand when replacing bricks since it is very easy to inadvertently break an element.
For full instructions please download the PDF from the "PDF Files" tab above and watch the video under "Product Videos" in the tab above. If you still have questions feel free to contact us for help!
Changing a Brick in a Skutt Kiln