You May Want A Lid Lifter
Some of our kiln lids can weigh as much as 120 lbs. Unless you are a
professional weight lifter, lifting your kiln lid can be a daunting
task for most people. We developed the Lid Lifter in 2003. It not only
made the kiln lid easy to lift, it also made the lids last longer
because of the way the lid lifter lifts the lid.
Now Lid Lifters come standard on many kiln models and for others they
are an option. If you have an older kiln or chose not to have a Lid
Lifter installed when you ordered your kiln, do not fret. With the lid
lifter upgrade kit you can add a Lid Lifter at any time.
the Right Lid Lifter
Use this chart to choose the correct Lid Lifter Upgrade Kit for your
kiln.As mentioned previously, we did not start making the kits until
2003 so just because it says “Standard”, your kiln may be older and it
was not included at that time.
a Lid Lifter
It takes a good 3 hours to install a Lid Lifter Upgrade Kit so be sure
to budget your time accordingly. The good news is that we have really
good step by step instructions. Equipped with only a screw gun, even a
novice repair person can install this kit. Click on the link below to
download the instructions.
All Skutt kilns ship with the lid springs de-tensioned to avoid damage
that can be caused by a bouncing lid. While a little tricky, with the
help of this video, you should be able to correctly load the springs on
your kiln in less than 2 minutes.