Paragon Industries

2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122
1-800-876-4328

Product: DRAGON24 Kiln, Model/SKU: 706111BA00, Price: $6,956.40

DRAGON24

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


Features

  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • 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.

    Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    69

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    16500

    Nema

    DIRECT

    Breaker Size

    75

    Circuit Wire Size

    4 gauge

    UL

    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

    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

    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

    $6,956.40

    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.

    Usages

  • Ceramic Kilns
  • Heat Treating Furnaces
  • Industrial Furnaces
  • Pottery Kilns
  • Other Phases and Voltages

    Part Number

    Phase

    Voltage

    Price

    706111BA00*

    1

    240

    $6,956.40

    704111BA00

    1

    208

    $6,956.40

    707111BA00

    3

    208

    $6,956.40

    Legend: * = Base Model

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