The Vulcan II is the most beautiful electric glass kiln we have ever produced. From the easy-access, glistening control panel to the
built-in stand to the crucible cover lifting assembly, the kiln is built
to far exceed your expectations.
K-25 insulating firebricks, 4 1/2” thick walls
The rugged K-25 firebricks are designed for
prolonged periods at high temperatures. They are much more suitable for
crucible work than the standard K-23 firebricks. The K-25 sidewalls are a
massive 4 ½” thick. The K-25 firebrick bottom, lid, and crucible cover
are 3” thick.
Pivoting crucible cover
Place the crucible in the kiln on a shelf.
Adjust the height of the crucible with posts under the shelf. The
crucible hole in the lid is covered by a 12” firebrick cover that lifts
out of the way on pivoting support arms so you won't have to find a
place to lay the hot crucible cover. It pivots up and out of the way
with one-handed operation.
Furniture (sold separately): Order the C10-R (10” round x 1/2”) shelf
and 1 ½” wide posts of the correct length to support your crucibles.
Scroll down to Accessories below.
S-type Platinum thermocouple (temperature sensor)
The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is now standard on all Vulcan II glass crucible kilns. This
thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type. It is also resistant to
The Vulcan II glass crucible kiln is not just beautiful to look at. It is designed from the inside out for consistent performance.
The elements are made of Kanthal AMP wire, which lasts longer than the
standard Kanthal A1.
Quick release bottom section
The bottom section of the Vulcan II kiln for glass includes the firebrick floor and the bottom row of blank 2 ½” high wall bricks. The bottom section is
held in place with heavy duty spring-twist locks. Should a crucible
crack and leak glass onto the kiln floor, merely replace the damaged
bottom section. The 2 1/2” high wall section is blank, so you won’t
worry about damage to a heating element from a cracked crucible. The
kiln sections each have two convenient hand lifts (four total).
Galvanized steel base plate
A heavy galvanized steel base completely
covers the reversible brick bottom. Tabs around the galvanized base are
pushed up under the stainless case on all sides and fastened with screws
to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your
Paragon kiln is built to last.
Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass
melt that you desire. The hinged lid floats to compensate for expansion.
You can also fire pottery or glass fusing in the Vulcan II. Comes with a
one year warranty and heavy-duty stand. (Please note: Due to the long firing cycles of a crucible kiln for glass, the warranty does not cover the heating elements.)
A mercury relay is standard
A mercury relay is standard on the Vulcan
II. (The relay sends power to the heating elements from the controller.)
The Vulcan II kiln for glass blowing has the same mercury relay found on our large industrial kilns. This type of relay far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of
the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of
Ventilated control panel and built-in stand
heavy-duty kiln stand is welded from tubular steel and includes locking
casters. The kiln is held in place with twist locks. The control box is
finished in a durable high temperature, water-base black paint, which
releases low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working
environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
Support after the sale
At Paragon, phone calls that we receive
during business hours are answered by a live person at the factory. We
are here to help you long after the sale should you ever need it.
And, of course, the glass blower’s Vulcan II
furnace is made in America by skilled workers. Many of them have been
with Paragon for over a decade.