Electrical circuit for glass kiln installation

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Old 09-17-13, 06:00 PM
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Electrical circuit for glass kiln installation

I am installing a glass kiln in a unfinished garage. The kiln is rated at 45 amps at 240 volts. The manufacturer requires a 50 amp breaker. They also recommend that a safety shutoff switch be placed in the circuit to shutoff power to the wall receptacle when the kiln is not in use or being worked on. They do recommend using the circuit breaker or pulling the plug due to wear on those devices over time. I have been looking at a Square D 60 Amp 240 V A/C disconnect switch with a power rating of 10 HP at 240 Vac 1 Phase. Would that type of switch fit this application? Would there be any code issues with use of the switch?
 
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Old 09-17-13, 06:14 PM
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I think you meant to say they don't recommend using the breaker or pulling the plug out.

That disconnect will be perfect for that application.
 
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Thanks. Your right of course, I meant don't. ...I even reread it several times before posting and still missed that mistake.
 
 

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