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MSRP: $565.00
Price: $510.00
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Manufacturer: Paragon Industries
Part No: Q-11-A
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Paragon Q-11-A

The Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling.

Dorothy Trent in Chandler, Arizona said, “I am 70 years old. I have quite a few china painter friends and have been teaching a long time. Every single one of my students and friends has a Paragon Q-11A. I always let my gals see how wonderful that kiln is. You can plug it in anywhere and fire it quickly.”

The Q-11A comes with an infinite control switch, safety pilot light, and pyrometer (temperature sensor). The pyrometer simplifies kiln operation. It shows you what is happening inside the kiln and helps you to become comfortable with firing. By watching the pyrometer and adjusting the switch, you can even hold (soak) the temperature.

The switch, pilot light, and pyrometer are mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation.

A 1/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)

Adjust the firing speed with the infinite control switch. It cycles on and off through a bi-metallic timer. The higher the switch setting, the longer the heating elements stay on during each cycle. When the switch is turned to High, the elements stay on continuously. (Note: The switch does not automatically hold a temperature. It requires small adjustments to maintain a temperature hold.)

The Q-11A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)

Unlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.

Paragon kilns are built to be dependable. They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment.

Optional 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.

Q-11A Furniture Kit:
1 C-2 (5” x 5” x 3/8”) Shelf
4 - 2” long 1" wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Optional Glass Viewing Window 

The 1" x 3" window is available on the smaller kilns such as the Q-11A. Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) The glass window is guaranteed up to 2300°F.

The window is especially useful for glass fusing and copper enameling. Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse.

Enamelists have said, "I can't live without the window!" As you look through the window, angle your line of sight so that the glow from an element reflects off the surface of the enameling piece.

First, the enamel will appear granulated. As the glass particles begin to fuse, the surface will resemble an orange peel. Remove the rack when the copper piece appears a rosy red and the reflection of the glowing element is smooth.

Optional Door Safety Switch

The optional door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the door is closed. The switch mounts to the top of the door hinge shaft. Paragon recommends the safety switch on enameling kilns where enameling pieces are inserted into a hot kiln, and on glass kilns where the hot glass is raked or embossed. IMPORTANT: The door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.

Specifications

Max. Temperature

2350F
1287C

Amps

12

Phase

1

Watts

1440

Nema

5-15P

Breaker Size

15

Circuit Copper Wire Size

14 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


Infinite Control Switch

Voltage

120

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

0.14 CU.FT.
3.96 litres

Chamber Width

6.00 IN
152 mm

Chamber Depth

6.00 IN
152 mm

Chamber Height

6.25 IN
159 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

11.00W x 15.00D x 18.00H Inches
279W x 381D x 457H mm

Ship Size

21.50W x 19.00D x 16.50H Inches
546W x 483D x 419H mm

Ship Weight

43.00 Lbs.
19.50 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via UPS





Part Number

Q11A   * Base Model



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