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Product: DRAGON24 Kiln, Model/SKU: 706111BA00, Price: $6,290.00

DRAGON24

Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Fast Firings    Glass Casting    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


Paragon Dragon

The Dragon is an industrial furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. And considering its features, it is surprisingly affordable. Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.

The Dragon exudes power. Its 16,500 watts heat the 24” wide, 24” deep, 27” high interior to cone 10 with ample power to spare. This results in long element life, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge elements for long life.

The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in areas of the firing chamber that need more heat. This results in superior heat distribution.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller will figure this for you; merely program the kiln’s wattage and your cost of electricity into the controller. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

Extra insulation saves energy and lengthens cooling. 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 inner door is recessed to help seal in the heat. Because these kilns store heat so efficiently, elements last longer.

The extra insulation not only saves energy but also cools the kiln slowly without having to turn the elements back on. This gives the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for full development. Cool slowly to achieve dramatic shifts in glaze color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing. Create breathtaking pottery in this exciting kiln.

The Sentry 2.0 digital controller is standard on Paragon front-loading pottery kilns. Results are repeatable from one firing to the next with astounding accuracy. The solid-state controller continually monitors the firing. This is almost like hiring an assistant.

The Type-K thermocouple, hermetically sealed for accuracy, is standard. We also recommend the optional Type-S for stoneware and porcelain.

Long-lasting mercury relays power the elements. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.

The ventilated switch box is generously louvered for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components. Yet dust is kept to a minimum. Hinged at the bottom, the switch box opens wide for easy maintenance. Open the box in seconds by merely removing two screws at the top. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. There is plenty of working space around electrical components.

The 24” tall stand is also available with casters for easy moving. The stand is priced separately from the Dragon. Please scroll down to Options below for other stands available for the Dragon.

When ordering a Dragon, specify whether the stand is to ship separate from the Dragon or pre-installed and shipped as one unit.

Doorway Clearance

The Dragon will fit through a 34” doorway if the handles and back element cover are temporarily removed.

Dragon Features

  • Saves electricity with extra insulation
  • 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 ¼” 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 1” non-tapered peepholes in the left side of the kiln
  • 1” space between switch box and kiln keeps electrical components cooler for long life.
  • Hinged switch box opens easily for maintenance.
  • UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
  • Available in 200, 208, 220, 240, 480 v, 1 & 3 phase
  • Proportional power elements for more even heating

The Furniture Kit

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. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

Dragon Furniture Kit

1 C-30 Shelf

4 - C30H ½ Shelf

1½” wide Square Posts, 8 each of -

4”, 6”, 8” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 130 lbs.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P033 The Paragon Dragon Pottery Kiln (4 min 31 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry 2.0 12-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D004 Sentry 12-Key Controller Cone-Fire Demonstration (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D005 Sentry 12-Key Controller Ramp-Hold Demonstration (5 min 10 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D008 (Spanish) Demostracion de Quema de Conos Con Control Sentry de 12 Teclas: Serie de Operacion del Horno Paragon (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    69

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    16500

    Nema

    DIRECT

    Breaker Size

    75

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    4 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    Y

    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type


    Sentry Digital 12-key Ceramics

    Voltage

    240

    Hertz

    60









    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    9.00 CU.FT.
    254.85 litres

    Chamber Width

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Depth

    24.00 IN
    610 mm

    Chamber Height

    27.00 IN
    686 mm


    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    43.80W x 39.30D x 69.00H Inches
    1113W x 998D x 1753H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 24" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    50.00W x 50.00D x 77.50H Inches
    1270W x 1270D x 1969H mm

    Ship Weight

    905.00 Lbs.
    410.51 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    706111BA00   * Base Model

    Price

    $6,290.00

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    VENTMASTER 120, Installed on Kiln

    KILNVENT MASTER 120V M9 VENT MASTER, Installed (on large 4-sided kilns)

    The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. At this price, the vent is factory-installed onto the back of the kiln.

    $571.00

    3-Zone Control, K-Type Thermocouples

    Improve temperature uniformity. The standard digital Paragon kiln is single zone; 3-zone is a factory-installed option that controls temperature from 3 separate locations in the kiln.

    $160.00

    3-Zone Control, S-Type Thermocouples

    Improve temperature uniformity. The standard digital Paragon kiln is single zone; 3-zone is a factory-installed option that controls temperature from 3 separate locations in the kiln.

    Deluxe S-Type thermocouples are ideal for temperatures ove

    $545.00

    Door Safety Switch

    The optional door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the door is closed. The switch mounts to the top of the door hing

    $72.00

    Safety Backup Shut-Off

    The Auto-Cone is an optional factory-installed safety backup for digital kilns. It comes without the Limit Timer. The Auto-Cone is housed in a separate box on the side of the kiln. The price shown below is for the Auto-Cone backup ordered for a ne

    $365.00

    Dragon Door Elements

    Elements in the door improve heat distribution. Adding door elements to the Dragon does not change the overall amperage. The wall elements receive less amperage than the wall elements of a standard Dragon.

    $520.00

    Dragon Stainless Steel Finish

    Brushed stainless steel finish instead of painted.

    $412.00

    Type-S Thermocouple, optional on new kilns

    Optional Type-S premium-grade thermocouple for single-zone 4" - 4 1/2" wall kilns. Ideal for firings above cone 4. It is extremely long lasting even at stoneware temperatures. Includes protection tube.

    $209.00

    FSDRAGON24

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Dragon, Super Dragon, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 C-30 Shelf (22” x 22” x 1”)

    4 - C30H ½

    $595.00

    VENTMAST120, Not Installed

    KILNVENT MASTER 120V M9 VENT MASTER (Installed after the kiln is set up)

    The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results.

    It pulls fresh oxygen into the kiln for brighter colors, especially notice

    $486.00

    TF61

    AUXILLARY OUTPUT FOR SENTRY II CONTROLLERS (VENT CONTROL) The AOP (Auxiliary Output) is an electrical outlet mounted to the kiln. Plug either a downdraft vent or an external alarm into the AOP. Control the vent with Cone-Fire or Ramp-Hold modes.

    $98.00

    TF62

    RS232 PORT ON SENTRY 2 CONTROLLERS (PC CONTROL) The RS232 is a computer port mounted to the kiln. You can monitor the kiln from a computer and store a record of each firing on your hard drive. Print graphs of firings.

    $370.00

    TF63

    3 ZONE CONTROL OPTION WITH SENTRY II, TYPE K T/C

    $160.00

    PT-1

    Ceramic protection Tube for S-type thermocouple, 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" wall kilns.

    $22.00

    FSTILE

    6" tile holder saves space, allows air to circulate around tiles for even heating. Reduces warping. Holds tile without touching the glazed surface. Holds 9 6" x 6" tiles. Exterior: 7 1/2"W x 10"H x 6 1/4"D.

    $47.40

    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, y

    $0.00

    24 Inch Dragon Stand

    24" stand for Dragon: 32.5" X 29.25" X 24" high. With the stand, the Dragon floor is 38" high. Specify whether the stand is to be shipped separate from the Dragon or attached and shipped as one unit. (Note: The basic Dragon kiln price does not includ

    $515.00

    18 Inch Dragon Stand

    18" stand for Dragon: 32.5" X 29.25" X 18" high. With the stand, the Dragon floor is 32" high. Specify whether the stand is to be shipped separate from the Dragon or attached and shipped as one unit. (Note: The basic Dragon kiln price does not includ

    $465.00

    18 Inch Dragon Stand with Casters

    18" stand with casters for Dragon: 32.5" X 29.25" X 18" high. (Stand height includes casters.) With the stand, the Dragon floor is 32" high. Specify whether the stand is to be shipped separate from the Dragon or attached and shipped as one unit. (Not

    $720.00

    24 Inch Dragon Stand with Casters

    24" stand with casters for Dragon: 32.5" X 29.25" X 24" high. (Stand height includes casters.) With the stand, the Dragon floor is 38" high. Specify whether the stand is to be shipped separate from the Dragon or attached and shipped as one unit. (Not

    $775.00




    Accessories

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  • Usages

  • Ceramic Kilns
  • Heat Treating Furnaces
  • Industrial Furnaces
  • Pottery Kilns

  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Wiring Diagrams

    DRAGON24

  • Manuals
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Cone-Fire/Ramp-Hold Manual, Oct 2009 Edition
          Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service Manual



  • Other Phases and Voltages

    Part Number

    Phase

    Voltage

    Price

    704111BA00

    1

    208

    $6,290.00

    707111BA00

    3

    208

    $6,290.00

    Legend: * = Base Model


    DRAGON24 Kiln   Model/SKU: 706111BA00




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