No it doesn't have a fever....but I was wondering if it was really firing to the temp that shows on the digital display. I bought some pyrometric cones and fired them. This is what I got.
It's kinda like Goldilocks and the three bears. You look at the cone that bends "just right" as an indicator of temperature. But it's not quite that easy. Variables include how fast you ramp and if there is a hold period. Yikes.
So the cone on the far left is suppose to be a perfect bend. The tip just comes down and touches the shelf. The one on the far right had a serious melt down. It fused to my cermic shelf.
Being the genius that I am....I used a screwdriver to pry it off. The cone broke, the screwdriver went flying and I now have a nice deep gash across the knuckle of my thumb. Man did that bleed......CSI: Bay Village!!!! It was dripping down my hand and splattering all over the place. It took a while to stop.
So I bandaged it all up making a pseudo-splint so I wouldn't bend my thumb....climbed into bed and smashed my hand into the wall. And the bleeding started all over again.
Sometimes....I'm a danger to myself and others. I know...some of you are saying to yourselves ... "Sometimes?"