Thanks for the info and encouragment
Well I did it and now I love my new kiln LOL. 2 kiln loads today and the only problem I had was the kiln wash or what ever it is called stuck to most of my fused pieces. So far the kokom is turning out fine. I will be careful to test it before doing anything important with other glass though.
I am actually very proud of what I got done today. Thank you for encouraging me to just do it. I hope I can pull myself away from the kiln and get all my Christmas mosaic orders done on time.
I do think I will use the microwave kiln for testing, will be much faster that way.