Paragon Kiln - TNF24
|Dimensions Inside||23.5" (width) x 29" (depth)|
|Dimensions Outside:||30.5" (width) x 39.5" (depth) x 50.5" (height)|
|Shelf Size:||21" Round Shelf - NOT INCLUDED|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 2300° F|
|Shipping Weight:||359# (freight)|
- FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous US!
- Sentry 12-key Controller
- Sectional Construction
- 2”-high blank bricks in the top row of sidewall bricks
- Sectional design for easier maintenance and moving through narrow passageways
- Sections secured with deluxe twist-lock spring latches
- Lock-in lid support
- Large, tapered peepholes
- Ventilated switch box
- Hand lifts
- Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
- Heavy-duty elements
- Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
- Heavy-gauge stainless steel case
- Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
- Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
- Full-formed galvanized steel base plate
During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln such as the digital TnF-24. Studio owners call these kilns “real workhorses.”
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.
Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on 8, 10 & 12 sided digital Paragon kilns opens forward for easy maintenance. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. The Sentry is mounted at the top of the switch box within easy reach. Operate it from a comfortable position.
The TnF-24 features sectional construction. Separate the kiln bottom and 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-24 is 2” high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick.
The 10-sided digital TnF-24 comes in standard 2 ½” thick sidewalls and lid. The TnF-24 bottom is 3” thick. For porcelain or stoneware, order the TnF-24-3, rated to 2350°F. Since the TnF-24 studio kiln uses 2 ½” wall brick, we recommend it for low-fire ware, not for porcelain and stoneware.
The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented “LiteLid,” which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure. Most people can lift the lid with one hand. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. No need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of the firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.
Something to consider if you already own a 12-sided kiln: Why purchase a 10-sided kiln such as the TnF-24 when you produce enough ware to fill a 12-sided kiln? It is because some ware fires more efficiently in a 10-sided kiln. Example: 10- and 12-sided kilns both fire four 10” wide bowls per shelf. When you own both sizes of kilns, you can choose the most efficient kiln for each size of ware. The 10-sided kiln is a good choice for those whose production depends on short firing cycles. Since 10-sided kilns are smaller than 12-sided, they can heat and cool faster. The 10-sided shelves are lighter than the 12-sided, and easier to lift.
A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
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 Rolling Stand, 24” Square x 12” High
A deluxe, rock-solid kiln stand with locking casters is included at no extra charge. You will enjoy the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use.
The stand has a mounting bracket for the Orton Kiln Vent and a greenware drying rack. To install an Orton Kiln Vent, slide the vent collection cup into the vent bracket. The new stand eliminates the need for the collection cup mounting bolt.
Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln. Load greenware on the lower shelf. The heat from the kiln will dry the ware to prepare it for the next firing. Save the time and electrical expense of drying the ware inside the kiln.
Assemble the stand with simple tools. The stand slides together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt.Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service and Sentry Controller Manuals
Want to know more about this kiln before you buy? Click here to download the manual and read more on ceramic kilns. Download the manual for the Sentry 2.0 12-Key Controller here to learn more about this controller.
Need more for your kiln? Explore more safety and other accessories here.