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The Wall Outlet for Studio Kilns

The Studio Kiln Wall Outlet

The kiln should be located within 25 feet of the breaker or fuse panel. For every additional 50 feet from the panel, increase circuit wire size by one gauge.

Every few firings, touch the wall receptacle face plate. A hot face plate indicates a loose connection in the receptacle. Replace the receptacle.

During firing, if you smell burning plastic, turn off the breaker immediately. Touch the wall receptacle faceplate. If it feels hot, again, replace the receptacle. Replace the kiln cord if it has been damaged by heat from the outlet. DO NOT FIRE THE KILN UNTIL THE RECEPTACLE AND CORD ARE REPAIRED!

We recommend an electrical shutoff box near the kiln. This is a small breaker box mounted to the wall that shuts off power to the kiln.

If you are having an electrician install an older A-series kiln, please make sure you have installation instructions from Paragon. They are in the A & B Series Instruction Manual.

Paragon Kiln Repair Seminar

On October 3 - 4, 2003, we are holding an In-Plant Kiln Maintenance Seminar in Mesquite, Texas. For information, please call 800-876-4328.

Wishing you a successful fall season,


Arnold Howard Paragon Industries, L.P.

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