Paragon VentMaster Downdraft Kiln Vent for Top Loading Kilns
This is a product option for top-loading Paragon Kilns such as TnF series KilnsOrton VentMaster® Kiln Venting Systems
from Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation
Paragon VentMaster Downdraft Kiln Vent for 4 Sided Kilns
The Orton VentMaster® is available in 110 and 220 volts which move
73 Cubic Feet per Minute: Normal room conditions will replenish air, no
need for makeup air system.
It weighs 10 Lbs.
It comes with 4 foot high temperature hose.
Available VentMaster Extender Kit extends length an additional four feet (recommended 25 foot maximum).
Your Orton Vent Master System kit includes:
• Fan assembly (Blower Housing Package) with 6 ft power cord
• Collector cup with adjustable height foot
• High temperature gasket to seal collector cup to bottom or side
• 4 foot length of 2” diameter high temperature black flex hose
• Two-2” hose clamps
• One-¼” drill bit
• One-3” stud
• Orton sample test cones
• Cones and Firing booklet
• Kiln Safety booklet
VentMaster Motor can be kept on the floor
or mounted to the wall. If placement under kiln is obstructed, the
collector cup can also be attached to the side of the kiln.
The optional Expansion Kit should be purchased to vent:
- 2 Kilns with combined volume not exceeding 20 cu ft
-Oval Kilns exceeding 12 cu ft but not exceeding 20 cu ft
Items you will need to install your new Vent Master:
. a screwdriver, an electric drill (if your kiln has a steel plate on the bottom)
. a vacuum cleaner. duct tape (optional)
. a dryer vent kit – (containing flexible aluminum hose and 4” hose clamp) available from hardware and home center stores
(Note: When selecting the dryer vent kit, be sure the vent flap is lightweight enough to be blown open easily and the vent pipe is long enough to go through your outside wall).
You have the option to install the Vent Master as a positive or negative pressure system, meaning that you can install the Vent Master to push the vent exhaust (positive pressure) out of the room or you can install the Vent Master to pull the vent exhaust (negative pressure) out of the room.
For a Positive Pressure System : Dryer Vent Kit w/sufficient length of 4” aluminum, dryer vent duct to exhaust through outside wall.
For a Negative Pressure System : Sufficient length of high temperature 2” vacuum hose to allow blower assembly to be mounted adjacent to exhaust opening in wall.
Orton VentMaster® (with downdraft ventilation)
With Downdraft Venting, the kiln
is kept under a slight negative pressure. Gases are pulled out of the
kiln near the bottom, mixed with fresh room air and exhausted to the
outside through a duct. Improved air flow in the kiln results in more
uniform temperatures, reducing hot and cold spots.
Kilns cool faster when properly vented. In some cases, the kiln can
cool down up to four hours faster, meaning you can empty and refill the
kiln in less time.
Downdraft venting can also extend the life of the metallic parts of
your kiln by removing corrosive fumes. This means longer kiln life and
reduced repair costs.
So Why Vent Your Kiln?
• Fume Removal Improves Firings
• Extend the Life of Kiln Elements
• Cool Your Kiln Faster
• Improve Temperature Uniformity
• Universal Unit (Fits all kilns)
• Lightweight, Easy to Install or Move
• No Vibration Transfered From Motor to Kiln.
• Mountable on Wall or Floor (no kit required)
• Vent Two Kilns Simultaneously*with Expansion Kit.
• Non-Corrosive Blower Housing
• No need for Makeup Air System
• ETL / CE Certified
• UL Listed Motor