Paragon Kiln - TNF 273
|Paragon TNF 273
|Dimensions Inside:||28" (width) x 22.5" (depth)|
|Dimensions Outside:||36.3" (width) x 49.8" (depth) x 40" (height)|
|Shelf Size:||26” Round Shelf - NOT INCLUDED|
|Elements:||Side Element Only|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 2350° F|
|Shipping Weight:||500# (Freight)|
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- Digital Sentry 12-Key Controller
- Lock-in lid support
- Ventilated switch box
- Hand lifts
- Sectional design for easier maintenance
- Large, tapered peepholes
- Heavy-duty elements
- Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
- Dropped, recessed brick grooves eliminate the need to pin elements
- Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
- Heavy-gauge stainless steel case
- Certified to CSA and UL Standard 499
- Full-formed steel base completely protects the brick bottom
The TNF 27-3 is easier to load than the deeper studio kilns. It is only 22 ¼” deep, yet larger inside than the 29” deep 10-sided 24-series kilns.
The TNF 27-3 features sectional construction. Separate the kiln bottom and two sections to repair bricks, change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through the narrowest doorways. Twist-lock spring latches hold the assembled collars securely.
The top row of brick in the TNF 27-3 is 2” high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick.
The massive, 12-sided Paragon digital TNF 27-3 kiln is a profit center of the busy ceramic studio. It eats up stacks of low-fire ware as well as porcelain and stoneware. It is rated to a full cone 10. At a cost per cubic foot, the TNF 27-3 is one of the most economically priced standard kilns we make.
During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln. Studio owners call these kilns “real work horses.”
Paragon studio kilns have withstood years of abuse in school environments. High school ceramics teachers fire these kilns unmercifully, without remorse. Yet the kilns keep going. People swear by them.
You can separate the TNF 27-3 kiln bottom and sections to repair bricks, to change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through narrow doorways. Heavy-duty twist-lock spring latches securely hold the assembled kiln sections. Sectional kilns are ideal for older buildings in areas such as New York City or in homes with basements. The kiln is easy to maintain—the stainless steel case of each kiln section includes case tighteners.
Heavy Duty Throughout
Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven for many years in Paragon kilns. Long-lasting, thick elements are seated in dropped, recessed brick grooves, which eliminate the need for element pins. (Since the elements are not pinned, they are faster to replace than the elements of some competitive models.) Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation.
UL / CUL / NEC-compliant high-amperage fuses protect the kiln and circuit wiring. These fuses are built into the kiln switch box—just one more thoughtful touch that you will find in a Paragon Viking.
A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. It folds up under the stainless steel case on all 12 sides to strengthen the firing chamber and protect the bottom. Unlike competitive brands, you can move your Paragon without worrying about the stand digging into the firebrick bottom. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
Patented, Easy-to-Lift Lid
The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented LiteLid spring counter-balance. It does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure.
Easy-Access Patented Switch Box
Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on the TNF 27-3 and most of Paragon’s other top-loading studio kilns opens forward for easy maintenance. It even includes a folding support arm, which holds the box in the open position. The Sentry micro-processor controller is mounted near the top of the switch box within easy reach. Operate the controller from a comfortable height.
Thermocouple with “special limit” wire
The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.
Heavy Duty Kiln Stand Included
A kiln stand is included at no extra charge. The 32” wide stand for 10- and 12-sided kilns supports the brick bottom with framing that is 4 ½” wide across the top of each side. The stand is rock-steady, with 16-gauge frame and heavy 12-gauge legs. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet and tall enough to accommodate the optional Orton Vent Master. (Note: The stand requires assembly.)
Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service and Sentry Controller Manuals
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