I killed my thermocouple.
My kiln is fully manual so it can still run without it and at this point I have fired so many times over the past 2 years that I know the time tables in my head. I can visualize the amount of wares in the kiln and set the kiln and know pretty much how long it will take for the kiln to reach the desired temp. Every setting is adjusted manually which means that I normally only fire when I don't have to be out of the house. If I forget to adjust the temps or shut the kiln off it overcooks and everything inside gets ruined. Earthware horses look particularly oozy at the legs when this happens. LOL