|14.5" (width) x 6" (depth)
|28.5" (width) x 29" (height)
|13” Round Shelf - NOT INCLUDED
|Fires to 1800° F
|100# (UPS ships in two boxes)
The Olympic 146GFE can be used for fusing and forming of glass shapes, precious metal clay and heat-treating. This kiln is equipped with a lid element for the fusing segment of the glass firing and a body element for the ramping up and down and annealing segments of the firing. A selector switch is on the electrical box to designate either the lid or body element to heat during the firing. Only one of the elements can be used at a time because of the limited power of 120 volts. If the selector switch remains in the neutral position, neither element will heat.
This is the largest kiln you can run on household power without making any electrical modifications. The 12" square shelf in this kiln allows for even bigger projects. If you are a renter, or if you live in a really old home that can't be upgraded, this kiln will allow you to work on larger projects by just plugging it in anywhere. The stand is nice and tall, so you won't have to bend over to load it. Best of all, this kiln is sent via UPS, making set up even easier.
Why Upgrade from Mechanical Relays to Solid-State Relays?
Mechanical Relays, which come standard on most kilns have internal moving parts which over time wear out and need to be replaced. Kiln manufacturers recommend you replace your mechanical relays approximately every 2 years. Solid-state relays have no moving parts and last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer far better temperature control during hold times. Since solid-state relays also have no moving parts to wear out, they NEVER need to be replaced. You will notice that solid-state relays are silent. The only sound you will hear is just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. So, this factory upgrade saves you potential down time from having to wait for new relays to arrive, potential over-fires from relays sticking in the closed position, potential aggravation from having to learn how to remove and replace the mechanical relays yourself. We think this upgrade is well worth the cost and will save you time and aggravation over the life of your kiln.
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