I’m going to be starting my first electric kiln build here in about a month. This is what I’ve picked up so far for the project: Inkbird ITC-106VH PID Temperature Thermostat Controllers Fahrenheit and Centigrade AC 100 to 240V K Sensor Solid State Relay High Temperature k-type Thermocouple Sensor Ceramic Kiln Furnace with connector plate 2372F 1300C CR-02 uxcell Heating Element Coil Wire AC220V 3000W / AC110V 750W Kiln Furnace Heater Wire 7.2mm 800mm 2PCS Uxcell a14062000ux0866 2.5mm2 Flexible Heat Resistance High Temp Wire Cable 3 Meter Long I think I’ve got the construction process down from the tutorials I’ve watched except for a few details that I’m trying to research to figure out: 1. How to properly power the pid. I tried to follow instructions and I thought it was rated to be able to hook it straight up to a 110v outlet but that instantly burnt out the pid... not sure why. 2. I’d like it to be able to get up to 2200f to be able to double it as an electric forge for melting and pouring copper. Is that feasible to accomplish? 3. If so do I need heavier gauge coils? 4. What kind of voltage&s I need my electrician to setup for me on my dedicated outlet to sufficiently power it to those temps. 5. What’s the optimal material to line the kiln with. There are a lot of options and opinions out there. Curious to have you guys weigh in based on your experiences. I have a stainless steel drum from a washing machine that I’m considering using as the outer frame for the kiln. Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give.