The Viking-24 is a 10-sided, 3” wall digital
kiln of 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 Viking-24 is 2”
high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage
during loading than a grooved brick.
As with our other 10-sided TnF kilns, it is single-section construction.
Viking kilns are designed for extra
heavy-duty firing and high temperatures. They are similar to our
standard studio kilns but with these additional features:
All Vikings are digital. As with the TnF
studio kilns, they feature the Sentry 12-key controller, easy access
switch box, ½ amp fuse, and LiteLid. But in addition, they use
heavy-duty mercury relays instead of our standard mechanical relays.
Mercury relays outlast the standard mechanical contactor relays by a
The Vikings have power to spare. They are 14,400 watt kilns and fire on
a 70 amp, 240 volt circuit. (Note: we can also make these kilns for
international electrical systems.)
UL/CUL & NEC compliant high amperage fuses protect the kiln and
circuit wiring. These fuses are built into the kiln switch box.
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.
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry
controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time
productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember,
however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the
expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy
to wipe clean.
The controller has powerful features that
you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the
Do you ever wonder how much electricity
your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the
press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire.
Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load
Exclusive LiteLid Spring Counter-Balance
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 firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow
expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a
truss and floating lid.
Easy Access Switch Box
Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on the
Viking-24 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
Kiln Stand with Extra Support
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 kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with steel casters.
- 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
- Heavy-duty stand with mar-proof plastic feet
- 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
The optional furniture kit consists of carefully
selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. 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 kiln bottom.
Furniture Kit for S-24-3, SnF-24-3, TnF-24-3, Viking-24
8 C-23H 1/2 Shelves, 20” Round x ¾” thick
1” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -
1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 94 lbs.