I'm stuck. I bought a kiln and am anxious to start using it. The specs are that it is a phase 1, 36 amps, 7900 watts. I purchased a 50 amp circuit breaker and a 5-15 receptical to match the plug. I ran 3 strands of 6 ga wire.
The receptical says that it is a 50A-250V; 2-pole, 3 wire grounding. The instructions say" connect green wire to terminal with green screw and white to terminal with silver screw and then connect black and red wires , one each to remaining terminal." Problem is that there is only 3 terminals, one with a green screw and two with golds screws. I'm thinking the instructions are wrong on the package.
1. I'm not sure which terminal to put the neutral wire.
2. My other question is, on the circuit breaker there is two terminals where wires can go. I was thinking the neutral and ground wire would attach to the panel like the rest of the wiring on the board and the hot wire would go into the breaker.
3. I guess I have 3 questions. The 50amp breaker that I bought has what appears to be grease on the terminals. I never noticed that on any other breaker sthat I have used. Is that normal?
Last edited by Kelly; 02-03-2008 at 11:41 AM.