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{"id":617225781311,"title":"Paragon F-500 Lamp Working Kiln","handle":"par_f500","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-500 Lamp Working Kiln\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWe are constantly improving the F-500. The kiln is designed for annealing large glass figurines, beads, and marbles and is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite, Texas USA. The interior is 24” wide, 22 1\/4” high, and 18” deep. Imagine the huge glass pieces you could make with a kiln this large.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe massive F-500, with its towering door counter-weights and handsome black finish, is a workhorse that will raise your production. The F-500 simplifies annealing so you can immerse yourself in creating breathtaking ware.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eRaise the counter-weight vertical-drop door to insert glass on a punty rod. Lower the door. The punty rod extends outside the firing chamber through a smaller punty rod door. The main door is balanced so it stays open where you stop it. Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eThe punty rod doors retain the heat\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe main door includes two 4” x 10 1\/2” punty rod doors. Two flexible gaskets under each door help to retain the heat. The punty rods can extend outside the kiln through the gap under the doors. This allows the doors to remain fully closed. The ceramic fiber punty rod doors are a full two inches thick to help retain heat. Rare-earth magnets hold the doors in the open and closed positions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eAdjustable rod rest\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eYou can adjust the rod rest, which is positioned in front of the punty rod doors, with wing bolts. Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools. Or remove the rod rest altogether when you don’t need it. You can order the optional stand for the F-500, with or without casters.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eDurable 3” thick insulating firebricks; side elements\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. The firebricks are 3” thick, 20% thicker than the standard 2 1\/2” bricks, throughout the top, walls, bottom, and door. The heating elements are protected in dropped, recessed wall grooves for trouble-free firing. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. The F-500 has no roof elements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eOptional door safety switch\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWe 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 \u003ch4\u003eCustom voltage\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eWe can manufacture your F-500 kiln for almost any electrical system in the world. Let us know of your special voltage requirements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eHeavy duty components\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eCostly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. The built-in base stays cool even during extended hold times.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eIndustrial grade mercury relay\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eA mercury relay is standard on the F-500. The relay sends power to the elements on command from the digital controller. The industrial-grade mercury relay far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on\/off cycles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"headingText\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures of the F-500\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003e3-key digital Sentry Xpress controller\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e15” deep firing chamber (measured with doors closed)\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e3” thick firebrick roof, walls, door, and floor\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMercury relay\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003ePrecisely balanced counter-weight vertical-drop door\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e2” thick ceramic fiber 4” x 10 1\/2” punty rod doors with double gaskets\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eRare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMandrel holder adjusts without tools\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e1200°F maximum temperature\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDropped, recessed element grooves in the walls\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMar-proof rubber feet\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eOn-off switch for your convenience\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eMade in the USA\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eShipped in a wooden crate.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eConvenient digital temperature controller\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe F-500 has a user-friendly 3-key \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\/Sentry_Digital_3-key_Glass_Control.cfm\"\u003eSentry Xpress 3-key controller\u003c\/a\u003e which includes two firing modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. The sealed controller touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe 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 Non-Ceramic Paragon Kilns\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eDesign programs 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 simplified 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 without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eAdd Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eControl both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. 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.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eA Quick Start Guide to place near your kiln as a handy reference\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eHigh temperature black finish\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe F-500 is proudly made in America to exacting standards. It has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eDetailed instructions\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\u003eShipped in a wooden crate\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThere is no extra charge for crating. Inquire about the crating cost of a competitive kiln when figuring prices. Because Paragon is in the central U.S. along a major shipping route, our shipping cost is often lower than that of our competition. We pass this savings on to you.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eA direct phone line\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eAt Paragon, phone calls during business hours are answered by a customer service professional--not an answering system--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. Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e1200° F\u003cbr\u003e648° C\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eAmperage 120 Volts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e29\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eFor electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\"\u003ewww.paragonweb.com\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eWatts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e6850\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eBreaker Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e40\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eReceptacle Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNEMA 6-30R\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCircuit Copper Wire Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e8 Gauge\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eTUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNo\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCE\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNo\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eImportant: 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.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eControl Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3 Key\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eHertz\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e60\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eKiln Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eFront Loading Square\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSides\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Volume (Cubic Feet)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e5.50\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e \u003cp\u003e24W x 22.25H x 18D\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThe Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e35W x 29D x 38H Inches\u003cspan\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e42W x 42D x 65H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Weight\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e601 lbs.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Method \u0026amp; Notes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThis Kiln Ships Via Truck.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptions and Accessories\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n#col2{clear:right;display:block;min-height: 150px;}#col1{float:left;min-height: 150px;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" alt=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_lid_safety.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLid or Door Safety Switch\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"21in High Stand with Casters\" alt=\"21in High Stand with Casters\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_st-8-2.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e21in High Stand with Casters\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eST-8-2, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-2 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 21\" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 140 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1\/4\" square x 21\" high. \u003cbr\u003e Shipping Weight: 160.00 Lbs. ( 72.58 Kg.)\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"28in High Stand with Casters\" alt=\"28in High Stand with Casters\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_st-8-3.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e28in High Stand with Casters\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eST-8-3, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-3 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28\" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 147 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1\/4\" square x 28\" high. \u003cbr\u003e Shipping Weight: 174.00 Lbs. ( 78.93 Kg.)\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"28in High Stand without Casters\" alt=\"28in High Stand without Casters\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_st-8.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e28in High Stand without Casters\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eST-8, without casters. 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Paragon F-500 Lamp Working Kiln

$4,107.12 $4,563.47
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_F500
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-500 Lamp Working Kiln

We are constantly improving the F-500. The kiln is designed for annealing large glass figurines, beads, and marbles and is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite, Texas USA. The interior is 24” wide, 22 1/4” high, and 18” deep. Imagine the huge glass pieces you could make with a kiln this large.

The massive F-500, with its towering door counter-weights and handsome black finish, is a workhorse that will raise your production. The F-500 simplifies annealing so you can immerse yourself in creating breathtaking ware.

Raise the counter-weight vertical-drop door to insert glass on a punty rod. Lower the door. The punty rod extends outside the firing chamber through a smaller punty rod door. The main door is balanced so it stays open where you stop it. Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller.

The punty rod doors retain the heat

The main door includes two 4” x 10 1/2” punty rod doors. Two flexible gaskets under each door help to retain the heat. The punty rods can extend outside the kiln through the gap under the doors. This allows the doors to remain fully closed. The ceramic fiber punty rod doors are a full two inches thick to help retain heat. Rare-earth magnets hold the doors in the open and closed positions.

Adjustable rod rest

You can adjust the rod rest, which is positioned in front of the punty rod doors, with wing bolts. Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools. Or remove the rod rest altogether when you don’t need it. You can order the optional stand for the F-500, with or without casters.

Durable 3” thick insulating firebricks; side elements

The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. The firebricks are 3” thick, 20% thicker than the standard 2 1/2” bricks, throughout the top, walls, bottom, and door. The heating elements are protected in dropped, recessed wall grooves for trouble-free firing. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. The F-500 has no roof elements.

Optional door safety switch

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.)

Custom voltage

We can manufacture your F-500 kiln for almost any electrical system in the world. Let us know of your special voltage requirements.

Heavy duty components

Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. The built-in base stays cool even during extended hold times.

Industrial grade mercury relay

A mercury relay is standard on the F-500. The relay sends power to the elements on command from the digital controller. The industrial-grade mercury relay far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

Features of the F-500

  • 3-key digital Sentry Xpress controller
  • 15” deep firing chamber (measured with doors closed)
  • 3” thick firebrick roof, walls, door, and floor
  • Mercury relay
  • Precisely balanced counter-weight vertical-drop door
  • 2” thick ceramic fiber 4” x 10 1/2” punty rod doors with double gaskets
  • Rare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed
  • Thermocouple with high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life
  • Mandrel holder adjusts without tools
  • 1200°F maximum temperature
  • Dropped, recessed element grooves in the walls
  • Mar-proof rubber feet
  • On-off switch for your convenience
  • Made in the USA
  • Shipped in a wooden crate.

Convenient digital temperature controller

The F-500 has a user-friendly 3-key Sentry Xpress 3-key controller which includes two firing modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. The sealed controller touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.

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 Non-Ceramic Paragon Kilns

  • Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode.
  • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. 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.
  • A Quick Start Guide to place near your kiln as a handy reference

High temperature black finish

The F-500 is proudly made in America to exacting standards. It has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

Detailed instructions

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.

Shipped in a wooden crate

There is no extra charge for crating. Inquire about the crating cost of a competitive kiln when figuring prices. Because Paragon is in the central U.S. along a major shipping route, our shipping cost is often lower than that of our competition. We pass this savings on to you.

A direct phone line

At Paragon, phone calls during business hours are answered by a customer service professional--not an answering system--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 1200° F
648° C
Amperage 120 Volts 29
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 6850
Breaker Size 40
Receptacle Type NEMA 6-30R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 8 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 No
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) 5.50
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

24W x 22.25H x 18D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 35W x 29D x 38H Inches
Ship Size 42W x 42D x 65H Inches
Ship Weight 601 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via Truck.

Options and Accessories

 

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.
  21in High Stand with Casters 21in High Stand with Casters
ST-8-2, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-2 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 21" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 140 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 21" high.
Shipping Weight: 160.00 Lbs. ( 72.58 Kg.)
28in High Stand with Casters 28in High Stand with Casters
ST-8-3, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-3 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 147 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 28" high.
Shipping Weight: 174.00 Lbs. ( 78.93 Kg.)
28in High Stand without Casters 28in High Stand without Casters
ST-8, without casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST-8 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. The table is 147 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 28 1/4" high.
Shipping Weight: 173.00 Lbs. ( 78.47 Kg.)
31in High Stand with Casters 31in High Stand with Casters
The heavy-duty ST8-1 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 30 3/4" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling steel casters. The table is 150 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 30 3/4" high. Shipping dimensions: 38" wide x 36" deep x 35" high.
Shipping Weight: 177.00 Lbs. ( 80.29 Kg.)

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