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Product: TNF283 Kiln, Model/SKU: TNF283, Price: $3,360.00

TNF283

Decals    Low-Fire Ceramics   


Paragon TnF-28-3

The massive, 12-sided Paragon digital TnF-28-3 kiln is a profit center of the busy ceramic studio. It eats up stacks of low-fire ware. At a cost per cubic foot, the TnF-28-3 is one of the most economically priced standard kilns we make.

The TnF-28-3 now features sectional construction. Separate the kiln bottom and sections to repair bricks, change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through the narrowest doorways. Twist-lock spring latches hold the assembled collars securely.

The top row of brick in the TnF-28-3 is 2” high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick. We have upgraded the TnF-28-3 kiln to 48 amps. With beefier elements, it fires to temperature with less strain. It is rated to 2150°F, ideal for low-fire ware.

During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln. Studio owners call these kilns “real work horses.”

Paragon studio kilns have withstood years of abuse in school environments. High school ceramics teachers fire these kilns unmercifully, without remorse. Yet the kilns keep going. People swear by them.

Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on 8, 10 & 12 sided TnF kilns opens forward for easy maintenance. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. The Sentry is mounted at the top of the switch box within easy reach. Operate it from a comfortable position.

The TnF-28-3 uses deluxe 3” thick firebrick throughout: in the sidewalls, the reversible brick bottom, and the 3” thick lid. The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented “LiteLid,” which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure. Most people can lift the lid with one hand. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. No need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.

The 24” wide stand for the TnF-28-3 kiln supports the brick bottom with framing that is 4 ½” wide across the top of each side. The stand is rock-steady, with 16-gauge frame and heavy 12-gauge legs.

If you move your kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with steel casters.

A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the 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 controller user-friendly.

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 density, etc.

Other Features

  • 2”-high blank bricks in the top row of sidewall bricks
  • Sectional design for easier maintenance and moving through narrow passageways
  • Sections secured with deluxe twist-lock spring latches
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Large, tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated switch box
  • Hand lifts
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
  • Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base plate

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.

Furniture Kit for S-28-3, SnF-28-3, TnF-28-3, Viking-28:

8 C-24H 1/2 Shelves (26” round x ¾” thick)

1 1/2” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -

1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 164 lbs.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P003 The Paragon Kiln Factory Round Kiln Assembly Line (6 min 50 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 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

    2150F
    1176C

    Amps

    48

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    11500

    Nema

    6-50R

    Breaker Size

    60

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    6 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    N

    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

    Top Loading Round

    Sides

    12

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    10.57 CU.FT.
    299.31 litres

    Chamber Width

    28.00 IN
    711 mm

    Chamber Depth

    29.00 IN
    737 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

    36.30W x 45.50D x 48.00H Inches
    922W x 1156D x 1219H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    41.50W x 46.50D x 44.50H Inches
    1054W x 1181D x 1130H mm

    Ship Weight

    430.00 Lbs.
    195.05 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    TNF283   * Base Model

    Price

    $3,360.00

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    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

    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORT

    $72.00

    Mercury Relay, TF-15

    Order your new kiln with the mercury relay upgrade, which is a single TF-15 mercury relay. The mercury relay is quiet and reliable. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays outlast the standard mechan

    $282.25

    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

    ST5

    STAND FOR 12 SIDED KILNS

    $57.50

    FSA28B3

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon S-28-3, SnF-28-3, TnF-28-3, Viking-28, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    8 C-24H 1/2 Shelves (26” round x 3/4” half)

    $650.00

    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

    STD24

    24" wide x 12 1/4" tall deluxe stand with casters. Conveniently move your kiln out of the way when not in use. Heavy-duty stands remain rock-steady with power pressed steel frame and reinforced legs. 2" smooth rolling steel casters included. Shipped

    $146.25

    PY-55

    Optional Type-S premium-grade thermocouple for 2 1/2" - 3" wall kilns. Ideal for firings above cone 4. It is extremely long lasting even at stoneware temperatures. Note: Select the correct thermocouple type under Options on your Sentry controller.

    $209.00

    PT-2

    Ceramic protection Tube for S-type thermocouple, 2 1/2" - 3" 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




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    TNF283

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



  • Other Phases and Voltages

    Part Number

    Phase

    Voltage

    Price

    2841111A00

    1

    208

    $3,360.00

    3041111A00

    1

    208

    $3,360.00

    3061111G00

    1

    240

    $3,360.00

    3071111A00

    3

    208

    $3,410.00

    3091111A00

    3

    240

    $3,410.00

    Legend: * = Base Model


    TNF283 Kiln   Model/SKU: TNF283




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