Paragon Janus Dragon
The Paragon Janus Dragon is an industrial furnace that fires both pottery and glass. And considering its features, it is
The Paragon Janus Dragon exudes power. Its 16,800
watts heat the 24 wide, 24 deep, 27 high interior to cone 10 with
ample power to spare. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge
wall and roof elements. (You can even order the optional door elements.)
Select between glass and pottery with the
flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes
from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch
in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.
In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass
projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone
10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing with the Paragon Janus Dragon. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the Paragon knife 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
The elements in the roof are mounted in a
firebrick ball groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils
are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place
without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently.
Extra insulation in the Paragon Janus Dragon saves energy. The 4 thick
walls, top and door are made of 3 firebrick backed by 1 of ceramic
fiber block insulation. The floor is 4 ½ thick firebrick. The extra
insulation not only saves energy but also cools slowly. This gives the
micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for
Long-lasting mercury relays power the
elements. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses
protects the kiln and circuit wiring.
Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Janus
Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy Ύ steel rod with sealed
bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.
The 24 tall stand is also available with
casters for easy moving. The stand is priced separately from the Janus
Dragon. Also available is the 8 tall stand, which comes with casters.
When ordering a Paragon Janus Dragon, specify whether the stand is to ship separate from the Janus Dragon or pre-installed and shipped as one unit.
The Janus Dragon will fit through a 34 doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporarily removed.
Stainless steel finish
Orton Kiln Mount Vent, which mounts to the back of the kiln
Paragon Janus Dragon Features:
- Glass/pottery selection switch
- Saves electricity with extra insulation
- Heating elements in the walls and roof mounted in recessed grooves
- Cone 10, 2350°F
- 3 insulating firebrick and 1 non-organic block insulation in walls, top and door: 4 total thickness
- 4 ½ thick firebrick bottom
- 9 cubic foot Interior: 24" wide x 24" deep x 27" tall
- Long-lasting mercury relays
- Type K thermocouple with Ό sheath, or optional Type-S
- Sentry 2.0 controller with programmed cool-down
- Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
- Two tapered peepholes in the side
- UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
- Proportional power elements for more even heating
The Optional Furniture Kit (not included)
The 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.
1 C-30 Shelf (22 x 22 x 1)
4 - C30H ½ Shelf
1½ wide Square Posts, 8 each of -
4, 6, 8 lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash