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MSRP: $2,064.00
Price: $1,859.00
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Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: TNF-82

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Paragon TnF-82 Ceramic Kiln

Paragon TnF-82

The digital automatic TnF-82 Paragon kiln is large enough for most ceramic projects. Figured at cost per cubic foot, it is among our lowest priced hobby kilns. It uses the same circuit size as most of our studio kilns. Upgrade to a larger kiln later without having to install a new circuit.

This kiln now features the easy-access drop down switch box. Remove two screws, and the box, hinged at the bottom, opens forward for easy maintenance. The kiln features a top row of 2” high blank wall bricks. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick.

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.

The TnF-82 is made of 2 ½” thick firebrick in the lid, walls and bottom. It is designed for low-fire ceramics, china paint, decals and gold. For porcelain and stoneware, select a kiln made of 3” firebrick.

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.

The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Artists have said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”

Features of the TnF-82 Digital Kiln

  • Sentry 12 Key Digital Controller, made by Orton Ceramic Foundation
  • Long-life electrical system with high temperature wire
  • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
  • 2 wide-view tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated, louvered switch box
  • 2 hand lifts
  • Heavy duty kiln stand with mar-proof plastic feet
  • Full-formed, galvanized steel base covers the entire brick bottom
  • Fall-away two stage Prop-R-Vent for venting the ware
  • Coated lid, peepholes and rim of firebricks for extended firebrick life
  • Operating instructions on switch box
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Full firing capacity: fire ware directly on the brick bottom
  • Reversible brick bottom
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves help prevent element bulging; eliminate the need for element pins; make changing the element easier and faster than some competing models that require element pins.

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-82, SnF-82, TnF-82

3 C-16 Shelves (15 1/2” octagon x 5/8”), 1 C-16H 1/2 Shelf

1" wide Square Posts, 4 of each - 1/2”, 1”,

2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 50 lbs.

 

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.

Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand, 18” Square x 12” High

A deluxe, rock solid kiln stand with locking casters is included at no extra charge. You will enjoy the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use.

The stand has a mounting bracket for the Orton Kiln Vent and a greenware drying rack. To install an Orton Kiln Vent, slide the vent collection cup into the vent bracket. The new stand eliminates the need for the collection cup mounting bolt.

Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln. Load greenware on the lower shelf. Heat from the kiln will dry the ware to prepare it for the next firing. Save the time and electrical expense of drying the ware inside the kiln.

Assemble the stand with simple tools. The stand slides together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt.

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.

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.

Optional Mercury Relays

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 mechanical relays and are available as an option on new kilns.

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. 

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.

Specifications

Max. Temperature

2300F
1259C

Amps

30

Phase

1

Watts

7200

Nema

6-50R

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

Nema Details







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

8

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

3.30 CU.FT.
93.45 litres

Chamber Width

17.50 IN
445 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

25.50W x 28.30D x 37.00H Inches
648W x 719D x 940H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

36.00W x 37.50D x 35.00H Inches
914W x 953D x 889H mm

Ship Weight

200.00 Lbs.
90.72 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

Important Shipping Information

This Kiln Ships Via Truck





Part Number

TNF82   * Base Model

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