Paragon Industries

2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122

Product: Janus Dragon Kiln, Model/SKU: 70611NBAUS, Price: $9,330.15

Janus Dragon

China Painting    Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Dolls    Fast Firings    Glass Casting    Heat Treating    Industrial    Pottery, Ceramics and Glass Multipurpose   


  • Feature: 14 gauge thermocouple
  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • Paragon Janus Dragon

    The Janus Dragon is an industrial furnace that fires both pottery and glass. And considering its features, it is surprisingly affordable.

    The Janus Dragon exudes power. Its 16,800 watts heat the 24” wide, 24” deep, 27” high interior to cone 10 with ample power to spare. Dropped, recessed grooves seat industrial-gauge wall and roof elements. (You can even order the optional door elements.)

    Glass and clay firing modes

    Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.

    In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.

    Advanced element grooves

    The elements in the roof are mounted in a firebrick “ball” groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins.

    Heavily insulated

    Extra insulation saves energy. 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 extra insulation not only saves energy but also cools slowly. This gives the micro-crystalline structure and color of the glaze sufficient time for full development.

    Hinged control panel

    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.

    Convenient front loading

    Potters who struggle with top-loading kilns will enjoy the Janus Dragon. The door swings open wide on a heavy ¾” steel rod with sealed bearings. Two spring-loaded latches press the door tightly closed.

    Doorway Clearance

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

    Janus Dragon Features

    • Glass/pottery selection switch
    • Saves electricity with extra insulation
    • Heating elements in the walls and roof mounted in recessed grooves
    • 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
    • Case temperature at cone 10: 170°F (compared to 400-500°F for standard firebrick kilns)
    • Two tapered peepholes in the side
    • 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
    • Proportional power elements for more even heating


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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    2 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Sentry Digital 12-key Ceramics





    Kiln Type

    Front Loading Square



    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

    70611NBAUS   * Base Model



    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.


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    Legend: * = Base Model

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