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{"id":617225650239,"title":"Paragon F-130 Elite Lamp Working Kiln","handle":"par_f130","description":"\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"0\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAt no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! \u003cbr\u003ePlease note: colors may vary slightly. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_turquoise_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_hot-pink_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_purple_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_berry_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTurquoise\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHot Pink\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePurple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBerry\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_navy_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_jade_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/lgBlack-Paint-July2014-W1.jpg?v=1612791898\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNavy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJade\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlack\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003eParagon F-130 Elite Lamp Working Kiln\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eYou can make figurines up to 12” tall in the F-130 Elite. Anneal large glass beads and marbles. Raise the spring-loaded vertical-drop door to insert a glass figurine with a punty rod. Lower the door. The punty rod will extend outside the firing chamber through the smaller punty rod door. This allows even large glass pieces to anneal safely.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eEnjoy the glittering beauty of dichroic glass. This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that will immerse you for many years. Imagine how it could change your life style.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eNew thicker firebricks\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe firebricks in the roof, walls, door, and bottom are 3” thick. This is 20% more insulation than the standard 2 1\/2” firebricks in the walls and bottom of our earlier F-130 kilns. The extra insulation enables the F-130 to maintain a temperature hold with greater ease.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eA deluxe mercury relay is standard\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWe have upgraded the F-130 with the deluxe mercury relay, which controls the cycling of the heating elements. The relay is industrial grade and heavy-duty for extra long life. Glass artists cherish the dependability of the mercury relay.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eSidewall heating elements\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eSidewall heat is now standard in the F-130. The element heats from the sides and back of the kiln in dropped, recessed wall grooves. We recommend that you order the optional safety door switch, which turns off the element when the door is raised. (The temperature controller will continue to operate when the safety switch turns off the elements.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eIf you prefer an element in the top instead of the walls, please specify when you place your order. The price of the F-130 is the same whether the element is in the walls or the top. Top elements are mounted in deluxe pinless element grooves. For an extra fee, you can also order top and sidewall elements in the same kiln.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eDeluxe door gaskets\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eBecause of a gap under the small punty rod door, you can usually close the door all the way even when mandrels extend past the firing chamber. This helps to retain the heat in the kiln. Powerful, rare-earth magnets hold the punty rod door in the open and closed positions. To further retain heat, the 4” x 8” punty rod door is 2” thick and includes two woven, flexible high-temperature gaskets.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eNew slide-out mandrel holder\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWe have added an adjustable mandrel holder to the front of the kiln. Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools. Position the heavy-duty welded mandrel holder from 4 1\/2” to 13” in front of the main section of kiln floor. (Note: The firebrick extension on the front of the kiln extends 3” beyond the front edge of the kiln floor.) Then tighten the mandrel holder with the thumb screws on each side of the kiln. The holder slides inside steel tubes ingeniously mounted in the base of the kiln. The stainless steel mandrel rest, which includes 7 slots, can also be adjusted vertically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eNew sloped control panel\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe control panel is angled for easy viewing and operation of the digital controller. Program the kiln from a comfortable position. The controller, pilot light, and switch are mounted on a brushed stainless steel plate. Gain easy access to the electrical components by removing the front panel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eConvenient digital temperature controller\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eMaintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller. The controller is packed with features. It includes two firing modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Single Speed mode is especially easy and quick to learn. The thermocouple, which senses the temperature, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long, trouble free life.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon glass kilns\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram the kiln with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eFire to a single temperature at a single speed in the easy Single Speed mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eRamp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSkip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing on the fly (without having to stop the kiln to reprogram).\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold on the fly during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eAdd Hold Time on the fly during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eControl both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eFor accuracy, Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTemperature Alarm will sound when the kiln reaches an alarm temperature that you program. Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTemperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eError Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e12 Month Warranty\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eColorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. Learn to use the controller before you decide to buy the kiln.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eStainless steel rod warmer\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eTo save production time, pre-heat glass rods on top of the kiln. The 5” long stainless steel rod warmer is slotted for five rods.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eMade in America\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe kiln is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite, Texas, which is about 20 minutes east of Dallas. Our kilns are not merely assembled—they are hand crafted by skilled workers. Fifty-one percent of them have been with Paragon for over a decade. Even the instruction manuals are printed by offset at our Mesquite, Texas factory.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eTested by TUV\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eAnd for your safety, the F-130 is tested by TUV, Germany’s leading testing lab, to meet UL and CSA standards. The F-130 operates on 120 volts. If you prefer, you can order the F-130 in 240 volts. The kiln includes an on\/off switch for your convenience.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eInstruction manuals\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eIncluded with your kiln is a 16-page controller instruction manual and a quick start programming guide, all written in plain English and fully illustrated.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eBasic kiln features\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eOn\/off switch\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSafety pilot light\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDropped, recessed sidewall element grooves\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e3” insulating refractory firebricks in the roof, walls and bottom\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eElectrical components stay cool in a slotted base.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003ePrecisely balanced spring-loaded vertical-drop door\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDouble gaskets under the 2\" thick, 4” x 8” punty rod door\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eRare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDeluxe mercury relay\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eStainless steel sheet metal screws\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTUV tested to UL and CSA standards.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMade in the USA\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eParagon customer service\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eAt Paragon, every phone call received during business hours is answered by a live customer service professional who will direct your call to the appropriate person. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we look forward to hearing from you.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eOptional colors at no extra charge\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003ch4\u003eBrighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ctable border=\"1\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eMax. 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Paragon F-130 Elite Lamp Working Kiln

$2,102.02 $2,335.57
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_F130
Product Description

 

 

At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black!
Please note: colors may vary slightly. 
 
Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink Paragon Custom Color - Purple Paragon Custom Color - Berry
Turquoise Hot Pink Purple Berry
       
Paragon Custom Color - Navy Paragon Custom Color - Jade Paragon Custom Color - Black  
Navy Jade Black  

 

Paragon F-130 Elite Lamp Working Kiln

You can make figurines up to 12” tall in the F-130 Elite. Anneal large glass beads and marbles. Raise the spring-loaded vertical-drop door to insert a glass figurine with a punty rod. Lower the door. The punty rod will extend outside the firing chamber through the smaller punty rod door. This allows even large glass pieces to anneal safely.

Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroic glass. This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that will immerse you for many years. Imagine how it could change your life style.

New thicker firebricks

The firebricks in the roof, walls, door, and bottom are 3” thick. This is 20% more insulation than the standard 2 1/2” firebricks in the walls and bottom of our earlier F-130 kilns. The extra insulation enables the F-130 to maintain a temperature hold with greater ease.

A deluxe mercury relay is standard

We have upgraded the F-130 with the deluxe mercury relay, which controls the cycling of the heating elements. The relay is industrial grade and heavy-duty for extra long life. Glass artists cherish the dependability of the mercury relay.

Sidewall heating elements

Sidewall heat is now standard in the F-130. The element heats from the sides and back of the kiln in dropped, recessed wall grooves. We recommend that you order the optional safety door switch, which turns off the element when the door is raised. (The temperature controller will continue to operate when the safety switch turns off the elements.)

If you prefer an element in the top instead of the walls, please specify when you place your order. The price of the F-130 is the same whether the element is in the walls or the top. Top elements are mounted in deluxe pinless element grooves. For an extra fee, you can also order top and sidewall elements in the same kiln.

Deluxe door gaskets

Because of a gap under the small punty rod door, you can usually close the door all the way even when mandrels extend past the firing chamber. This helps to retain the heat in the kiln. Powerful, rare-earth magnets hold the punty rod door in the open and closed positions. To further retain heat, the 4” x 8” punty rod door is 2” thick and includes two woven, flexible high-temperature gaskets.

New slide-out mandrel holder

We have added an adjustable mandrel holder to the front of the kiln. Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools. Position the heavy-duty welded mandrel holder from 4 1/2” to 13” in front of the main section of kiln floor. (Note: The firebrick extension on the front of the kiln extends 3” beyond the front edge of the kiln floor.) Then tighten the mandrel holder with the thumb screws on each side of the kiln. The holder slides inside steel tubes ingeniously mounted in the base of the kiln. The stainless steel mandrel rest, which includes 7 slots, can also be adjusted vertically.

New sloped control panel

The control panel is angled for easy viewing and operation of the digital controller. Program the kiln from a comfortable position. The controller, pilot light, and switch are mounted on a brushed stainless steel plate. Gain easy access to the electrical components by removing the front panel.

Convenient digital temperature controller

Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller. The controller is packed with features. It includes two firing modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Single Speed mode is especially easy and quick to learn. The thermocouple, which senses the temperature, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long, trouble free life.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon glass kilns

  • Program the kiln with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the easy Single Speed mode.
  • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing on the fly (without having to stop the kiln to reprogram).
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold on the fly during firing.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time on the fly during firing.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • For accuracy, Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Temperature Alarm will sound when the kiln reaches an alarm temperature that you program. Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. Learn to use the controller before you decide to buy the kiln.

Stainless steel rod warmer

To save production time, pre-heat glass rods on top of the kiln. The 5” long stainless steel rod warmer is slotted for five rods.

Made in America

The kiln is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite, Texas, which is about 20 minutes east of Dallas. Our kilns are not merely assembled—they are hand crafted by skilled workers. Fifty-one percent of them have been with Paragon for over a decade. Even the instruction manuals are printed by offset at our Mesquite, Texas factory.

Tested by TUV

And for your safety, the F-130 is tested by TUV, Germany’s leading testing lab, to meet UL and CSA standards. The F-130 operates on 120 volts. If you prefer, you can order the F-130 in 240 volts. The kiln includes an on/off switch for your convenience.

Instruction manuals

Included with your kiln is a 16-page controller instruction manual and a quick start programming guide, all written in plain English and fully illustrated.

Basic kiln features

  • On/off switch
  • Safety pilot light
  • Dropped, recessed sidewall element grooves
  • 3” insulating refractory firebricks in the roof, walls and bottom
  • Electrical components stay cool in a slotted base.
  • Precisely balanced spring-loaded vertical-drop door
  • Double gaskets under the 2" thick, 4” x 8” punty rod door
  • Thermocouple with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life
  • Rare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed.
  • Deluxe mercury relay
  • Stainless steel sheet metal screws
  • TUV tested to UL and CSA standards.
  • Made in the USA

Paragon customer service

At Paragon, every phone call received during business hours is answered by a live customer service professional who will direct your call to the appropriate person. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we look forward to hearing from you.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period. 

Max. Temperature 1700° F
926° C
Amperage 120 Volts 20
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 2400
Breaker Size 30
Receptacle Type NEMA 6-20R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 10 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 Yes
CE No
Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.
Control Type Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3 Key
Hertz 60
Kiln Type Front Loading Square
Sides 4
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .90
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

11W x 13H x 11D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 22W x 26D x 28.75H Inches
Ship Size 32W x 34D x 38H Inches
Ship Weight 227 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via Truck.

Options and Accessories

Furniture Kit
Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon F-120, F-130, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
1 – C-10S Shelf (10” square x 1/2”)
4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
Shipping Weight: 12.00 Lbs.   ( 5.44 Kg.)

The shelf protects the bottom of the kiln. Coat the shelf with glass separator to prevent the glass from sticking to the shelf. Place short posts between the shelf and the kiln bottom to circulate heat around the shelf.

Paragon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this shelf kit.)

 

 

Lid or Door Safety Switch Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.
 

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