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DRAGON24

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The Legendary Paragon Dragon

The Paragon Dragon is an industrial-grade furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Dragon. The door swings open 160 degrees on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.

Quick to load

If you fire ware that is similar in size from one firing to the next, you can leave the shelves and posts stacked in the Dragon between firings. Reach into the kiln to remove the ware and reload the kiln for the next firing.

Since you are loading from the side, you can easily see how close the ware is to the kiln walls and the shelf above. Think of how much time this will save you.

Loading sculptures

Loading a tall sculpture into a top-loading kiln requires skill and care to avoid nudging the piece against the kiln wall. Loading sculpture into a front-loading kiln is faster and easier, because you can see what you are doing. There is far less risk of damaging the piece.

Exceptional element life

The Dragon exudes power. With 16,500 watts, there is ample power to heat the 24” W x 24” D x 27” H interior to cone 10. Having power to spare improves element life, because the elements do not “struggle” to reach high temperatures. The industrial-gauge heating elements are seated and protected in dropped, recessed grooves.

The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in the top and bottom of the firing chamber where more heat is needed. This results in superior heat distribution.

The benefits of extra insulation: save energy and benefit from down firing

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. Achieve dramatic shifts in glaze color such as iron reds and enjoy the richer look of gas firing with “down firing,” or slow cooling. Create breathtaking pottery in this exciting kiln.

Hinged switch box for easy maintenance

The ventilated switch box is generously slotted for air circulation for the long life of the electrical components. 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. A bank of built-in NEC/UL compliant high-amperage fuses protects the kiln and circuit wiring.

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
  • 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 for easy access
  • UL/CUL & NEC compliant fuses for safety
  • Proportional power elements for more even heating

Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

Designed for production

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 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)
  • 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 P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 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

    Important Shipping Information

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    706111BA00   * Base Model

    Price

    $7,350.97

    Quantity

      

    This price is subject to change without notice.


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Turquoise Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

    $0.00

    Hot Pink Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

    $0.00

    Purple Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

    $0.00

    Berry Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

    $0.00

    Navy Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

    $0.00

    Jade Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

    $0.00

    FSDRAGON24 Furniture Kit

    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 Shelves (22” x 11” x 1”)

    $769.67




    Accessories

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  • Usages

  • Ceramic Kilns
  • 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

    704111BACD

    1

    208

    $7,955.65

    707111BACD

    3

    208

    $7,957.98

    Legend: * = Base Model


    DRAGON24 Kiln   Model/SKU: 706111BA00




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