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Expert Service of All Ceramic Studio Equipment.

Annual service, Preventative Maintenance and repairs.  We service gas and electric kilns, potters' wheels, ventilation systems, slabrollers, pugmills and pretty much any machinery or tool in the ceramics studio.  Contact us to discuss your need in detail.

  • Pre-purchase inspections

  • Planning & Design of Ceramic Studios

  • School District Maintenance Plans

  • Recycle and Disposal

Call Carl @ 847-436-0919, email carl@chicagokilnservice.com

Design Services

Chicago Kiln Service will assist you with planning and to design a safe, efficient and healthy work space based on your budget and creative needs. We'll advise on space set-up, room dimension, clearances for electrical, ventilation and exhaust requirements.  Each should be considered prior to room construction or equipment purchase.

  • We work with Architects, Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Schools & Private Clients

  • Advise on studio equipment layout, room dimension 

  • Recommend electrical power requirements and locations 

  • Offer guidance for vent and exhaust systems

 

Installation Services

Complete installation services are available for all kilns, ventilation systems and equipment purchased through Chicago Kiln Service, Inc. or from other sources. We can move, relocate or re position your equipment

Repair Services

We are the service representative of choice in the area for most major kiln manufacturers. We offer complete repair services for all makes and models of gas & electric kilns as well as pottery & ceramic equipment. 

  • Troubleshoot gas and electric kilns & equipment

  • Replace worn or damaged electronic and electrical components including relays, thermocouple & elements

  • Kiln structure repair, including firebrick, jacket, substructure and chamber access door

  • Ventilation systems

  • Pottery equipment repair including potter's wheels, slab rollers & pug mills

Maintenance Services

Regular, or preventative maintenance of your kilns & equipment helps avoid untimely breakdowns and kiln fatigue. 

  • Inspect all electrical components including relays, thermocouple & elements

  • Inspect wiring for heat fatigue and terminal deterioration

  • Verify supply voltage

  • Inspect and calibrate kiln safety devices

  • Inspect kiln ventilation and verify effectiveness

  • Inspect firebrick and kiln skin

  • Vacuum kiln with a HEPA vacuum

  • Gas kiln burner and pilot flame calibration