Olympic Square 186GFETLC
|Inside Dim:||18" (length) x 18" (width) x 6" (depth)|
|Outside Dim:||32" (width) x 36" (depth) x 33" (height)|
|Shelf Size:||16” Square Shelf - NOT INCLUDED|
|Max Temp:||Fires to 1700° F|
|Receptacle:||5-20R (dedicated circuit)|
|Ship Wt:||195# (Motor Freight)|
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- 3-Key Digital Bartlett Controller
- Peephole Plugs
- Mechanical Relays
- Instruction Manual
- Two-Year Warranty
*** This kiln is 120v but, requires a 5-20R DEDICATED CIRCUIT. Learn more about dedicated circuits HERE! ***
This kiln really does have it all! It has everything its "older cousin" the 186GFE has, but now with the new Clam Shell configuration you get more flexibility to comb, build right on the shelf, and you can load it so much easier! It's really the best of both worlds! Two thumbs up on this one!!! It's big enough to slump a couple of wine bottles but ready to fire platters, candle bridges, big bowls and more. We cast in ours, we also do screen melts in this kiln all the time.
The shelf is 16" square so it fits nine 4" square plates at once. This kiln requires a dedicated circuit, but still works on 120 volts. A toggle switch on the controller allows you to use your lid element or your side elements only, or you can switch on the fly from fusing with the lid coil to annealing with the side coils. We highly recommend this kiln. It's strong, does a great job, and it's extremely flexible. No bead/punty door on this one....sorry!
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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Purchase of Olympic Kiln
So far so good. I have only had it a week or so. Everything seems great. Shout Out to Kiln Frog: your customer service is great!