|Model:||Paragon Dragon 24
|Dimensions Inside:||24" (width) x 24" (depth) x 27" (height)|
|Dimensions Outside:||43.8" (width) x 39.3" (depth) x 69" (height)|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 2350°F, Cone 10|
|Voltage:||240 volts / 1 Phase - Available in 208V and 3 phase
|Shipping Weight:||905 lbs. (freight)|
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- 12-key digital Sentry Xpress controller
- 4” thick walls, top and door are made of 3” firebrick backed by 1” of ceramic fiber block insulation.
- Type-K thermocouple with ¼” sheath, or optional type-S
- Proportional power elements for more even heating
- 4 ½” thick reinforced firebrick floor.
- Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
- Ventilated and hinged switch box is generously slotted for air circulation1 ½” air gap between the switch box and kiln; electrical components stay cool and last longer.
The Dragon exudes power. Its 16,500 watts heat the 24” wide, 24” deep, 27” high interior to cone 10 with ample power to spare. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge wall and roof elements.
Exceptional element life
The Dragon exudes power. With 16,500 watts, there is ample power to heat the 24” W x 24” D x 27” H interior to cone 10. Having power to spare improves element life, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. The industrial-gauge heating elements are seated and protected in dropped, recessed grooves.
The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in the top and bottom of the firing chamber where more heat is needed. This results in superior heat distribution.
The benefits of extra insulation: save energy and benefit from down firing
Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens cooling. The 4” thick walls, top, and door are made of 3” firebrick backed by 1” of ceramic fiber block insulation. The floor is 4 ½” thick firebrick. The inner door is recessed to help seal in the heat. Because these kilns store heat so efficiently, elements last longer.
The extra insulation not only saves energy but also cools the kiln slowly without having to turn the elements back on. This gives the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for full development. Achieve dramatic shifts in glaze color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing with “down firing,” or slow cooling. Create breathtaking pottery in this exciting kiln.
Hinged switch box for easy maintenance
The ventilated switch box is generously slotted for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components. Hinged at the bottom, the switch box opens wide for easy maintenance. Open the box in seconds by merely removing two screws at the top. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. There is plenty of working space around electrical components. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.
Convenient front loading
Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Janus Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.
The Janus Dragon will fit through a 34” doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporarily removed.