During busy seasons when orders are
backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln such
as the TnF-24-3. 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.
The Paragon TNF 243 studio kiln features sectional construction. Separate the 240-volt 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 Paragon TNF 243 studio kiln is 2” high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved
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.
(See photo on cover.) The Sentry is mounted at the top of the switch
box within easy reach. Operate your 240-volt kiln from a comfortable position.
The 10-sided Paragon TNF 243 studio kiln comes in deluxe 3” thick sidewalls, lid and bottom. The 3” brick is 20% thicker than the
standard 2 ½” brick. For porcelain or stoneware, order the TnF-24-3,
rated to 2350°F.
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 240-volt kiln. No need to drill holes in
the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the
lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow
expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a
truss and floating lid.
The 24” wide stand for 10 & 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.
If you move your Paragon TNF 243 studio kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with steel casters.
Something to consider if you already own a
12-sided kiln: Why purchase a 10-sided kiln such as the TnF-24-3 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.
Other Features of the 240-Volt Kiln
- 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
The Optional Furniture Kit (not included)
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Paragon TNF 243 studio kiln. When
estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The
furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the bottom of the 240-volt kiln.
S-24-3, SnF-24-3, TnF-24-3, Viking-24 Furniture Kit
8 C-23H 1/2 Shelves
1” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -
1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Shipping Weight: 94 lbs.