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MSRP: $3,480.00
Price: Starting at $3,106.00
Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: 226111EA00

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Paragon Viking-27

The Viking-27 is easier to load than the deeper studio kilns. It is only 22 ¼” deep, yet wider and larger than 29” deep 10-sided kilns. The Viking-27 is designed for extra heavy duty firing. This 12-sided kiln easily reaches stoneware temperatures. During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon Viking work horse.

Plenty of Power

All Vikings are digital. As with our standard TnF top-loading studio kilns, they feature the Sentry 12-key digital temperature controller, easy access switch box, pinless elements, and the LiteLid counter-balance spring system. But in addition, they come with built-in high amperage fuses, and heavy-duty mercury relays instead of our standard mechanical relays. Industrial mercury relays far outlast the standard mechanical relays and are also quieter.

The Viking-27 has power to spare with 14,400 watts. (Note: We can also make the Viking-27 for international electrical systems.) The extra wattage helps compensate for aging elements or low voltage. This is ample power to reach cone 10 and, if you ever need it, to fire rapidly. Elements last longer, because the extra wattage and thicker 3" firebricks help the elements reach porcelain and stoneware temperatures without strain. Since the kiln can fire stoneware, it can naturally handle low-fire ceramics with ease.

Sectional Construction

You can separate the Viking-27 kiln bottom and sections to repair bricks, to change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through narrow doorways. Heavy-duty twist-lock spring latches securely hold the assembled kiln sections. Sectional kilns are ideal for older buildings in areas such as New York City or in homes with basements. The kiln is easy to maintain—the stainless steel case of each kiln section includes case tighteners.

Why the Top Wall Bricks Resist Wear

The top row of bricks in the Viking-27 is 2” high and without element grooves. Since the brick row is solid, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick. And should you ever need to replace a top brick, just loosen the stainless steel case tighteners of the top section and slide the brick out.

The top row of firebricks not only last longer than the top row in competitive kilns, but they also give you a bonus of two inches of extra firing chamber depth. Compare the 22 1/4” depth of the Viking-27 with that of 12-sided competitive brands.

The Viking-27 uses deluxe 3” thick firebricks throughout in the sidewalls, the reversible brick bottom, and the 3” thick lid. The peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebrick are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating that reduces dusting.

Even Heat Distribution

Enjoy even heat distribution for consistent firing results. The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in the top and bottom of the firing chamber, where extra heat is needed. This results in superior heat distribution without the need for 3-zone temperature control. (However, you can order 3-zone if you want it. Please scroll below to the Options section.)

Heavy Duty Throughout

Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven for many years in Paragon kilns. Long-lasting, thick elements are seated in dropped, recessed brick grooves, which eliminate the need for element pins. (Since the elements are not pinned, they are faster to replace than the elements of some competitive models.) Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation.

UL/CUL / NEC compliant high-amperage fuses protect the kiln and circuit wiring. These fuses are built into the kiln switch box—just one more thoughtful touch that you will find in a Paragon Viking.

A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. It folds up under the stainless steel case on all 12 sides to strengthen the firing chamber and protect the bottom. Unlike competitive brands, you can move your Paragon without worrying about the stand digging into the firebrick bottom. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

The Ease of Digital Firing

You will be amazed at the convenience of a digital temperature controller. The reliable, solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time making pottery or working in your studio without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) The attractive sealed touch pad keeps out dust and wipes clean in seconds.

You will discover, to your delight, that the controller has powerful features. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller as simple as possible to use.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? Or how much a slow cooling actually costs per load? Does slow firing cost more than fast firing? The digital controller can figure electrical cost 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.

Patented, Easy-to-Lift Lid

The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented LiteLid spring counter-balance. It 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. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid, a patented exclusive, allow expansion of the lid as the firebricks expand. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.

Easy-Access Patented Switch Box  (PHOTO)

Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on the Viking-24 and most of Paragon’s other top-loading studio kilns opens forward for easy maintenance. It even includes a folding support arm, which holds the box in the open position. The Sentry micro-processor controller is mounted near the top of the switch box within easy reach. Operate the controller from a comfortable height.

Heavy Duty Kiln Stand Included

A kiln stand is included at no extra charge. The 24” wide stand for 10- and 12-sided kilns 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. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet and tall enough to accommodate the optional Orton Vent Master. (Note: The stand requires assembly.)

If you will need to move your kiln out of the way when not in use, order an optional deluxe kiln stand with casters. (See below in the Options section.)

Low Emission Paint

The glistening Viking-27 is proudly made in America to exacting quality standards. The kiln’s switch box has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees in our Mesquite, Texas factory and cuts down on pollution.

A Few of the Many Exciting Viking-27 Features

  • 2”-high blank bricks in the top row of sidewalls resist wear during loading.
  • 2” deeper firing chamber than some competitive models
  • Sectional design for easier maintenance and moving through narrow passageways
  • Sections secured with deluxe twist-lock spring latches.
  • Case tighteners for easy maintenance
  • Large, tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated, patented switch box is hinged for easy access.
  • Convenient hand lifts
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves eliminate the need to pin elements so you will save time when changing elements.
  • Heavy-duty stand with mar-proof plastic feet
  • 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 onto the switch box
  • Certified to CSA and UL Standard 499
  • Full-formed steel base completely protects the brick bottom.
  • Detailed, printed instruction manuals are written for the beginner. (Click below to download the manuals if you want to read them before you buy the kiln.)

Optional Type-S Thermocouple Option

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: If ordered separately and added later, make sure to select the correct thermocouple type under Options on your Sentry controller.

VentMaster Venting Option

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. 

Auto Cone (kiln-sitter) Safety Backup Option

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 new digital kiln.

The Auto-Cone operates the same as the earlier Dawson Kiln Sitter. Mount a small cone on the cone supports. Since the Auto-Cone is a safety backup, the cone should be one to two cones hotter than the programmed firing. Thus, the digital controller can still turn off the kiln at the proper time.

Orton improved the basic Kiln Sitter design. The Auto-Cone uses a more durable metal in the sensing rod and cone supports that withstands high temperatures better than stainless steel. They also chrome-plated the swivel parts to help resist corrosion. Each Auto-Cone comes with a screwdriver, allen wrenches, and a downloadable operating manual.

Even though a kiln is equipped with the Auto-Cone backup shut-off, you should still monitor the kiln from time to time during operation. We cannot guarantee a kiln against overfiring.

Lid Safety Switch Option

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.

3 Zone Control Option

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.

The Furniture Kit Option

The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay cordierite shelves and posts for the Viking-24. 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.

6 each 1/2 Shelves (26” half round x 3/4” thick)

Posts, 8 of each - 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash


Specifications

Max. Temperature

2350F
1287C

Amps

60

Phase

1

Watts

14400

Nema

Direct

Breaker Size

70

Circuit Copper Wire Size

4 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

8.11 CU.FT.
229.65 litres

Chamber Width

28.00 IN
711 mm

Chamber Depth

22.25 IN
565 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 49.80D x 40.00H Inches
922W x 1265D x 1016H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

47.00W x 42.00D x 41.00H Inches
1194W x 1067D x 1041H mm

Ship Weight

420.00 Lbs.
190.51 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck






























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