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Product: GL18A Kiln, Model/SKU: GL18A, Price: $2,116.50

GL18A

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


Paragon GL-18A Glass Fusing Kiln

The GL-18A manual kiln is 13” high inside with room to bend glass for small curved windows or cabinet doors and to repair lampshades. Make glass-fused platters. Crack the door to drag a rod across the softened glass or to emboss designs in the surface.

Reliable

Paragon’s GL-series are made for years of rigorous firing, as artists all over America can attest. The insulating firebrick, wrapped in heavy-gauge steel, soak up heat for slow, even cooling.

Pinless Element Grooves

The GL-series lid elements use a pinless element groove. Pins are unnecessary because the element coils are wider than the groove opening.

Heavy-Duty Components

The spring-pressure latch holds the door securely closed against a ½" recess around the edge of the firebrick door. The door remains rock-steady on a heavy hinge shaft. Four hand lifts aid moving. The kiln base is slotted to dissipate heat. A heat shield and air gap between the kiln and ventilated switch box help keep electrical components cool for long, trouble-free service. Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation for reliability. As you can see, this kiln is an investment that is designed to be a part of your life for a long time.

Peepholes

Watch the red-hot glass through two tapered peepholes, drilled one above the other in the wall opposite the switch box. Peephole plugs are included. (Most GL-18 models are drilled for peepholes. However, some international models have no peepholes. If you are outside the U.S. and you want peepholes, please specify them at the time that you order the kiln.)

Durable Finish

The GL-18A has a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We use water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

Customer Service

At Paragon, phone calls that we receive during business hours are answered by a live person at the factory. We are here to help you long after the sale should you ever need it.

Optional Kiln Stand

The heavy-duty GL-series ST8 stand raises your GL-18 kiln to a convenient working height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support over 250 pounds. The table is 147 pounds of rock solid construction. The stand is shipped pre-assembled.

Optional Ceramic Fiber Top

The standard GL-series kiln comes with an insulating firebrick top, grooved for heating elements. The upgrade option is a ceramic fiber top with element grooves. The fiber top helps keep the glass clean during firing.

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.

 

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Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)


  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    1700F
    926C

    Amps

    20

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    4800

    Nema

    6-20R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 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

    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

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    2.40 CU.FT.
    67.96 litres

    Chamber Width

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Depth

    18.00 IN
    457 mm

    Chamber Height

    13.00 IN
    330 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

    34.50W x 28.00D x 25.50H Inches
    876W x 711D x 648H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 40.00D x 38.00H Inches
    914W x 1016D x 965H mm

    Ship Weight

    270.00 Lbs.
    122.47 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    GL18A   * Base Model

    Price

    $2,116.50

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Ceramic Fiber Top with Ball Groove

    This kiln can be ordered with an optional ceramic fiber top to replace the firebrick top. (Please note that the price shown here is for a factory-installed optional lid on a new kiln.) Serious glass artists have long requested the fiber top for their

    $374.85

    ST-8 Kiln Stand without Casters 28 High

    ST-8, without casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST-8 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to

    $485.21

    ST-8-3 Kiln Stand with Casters 28 High

    ST-8-3, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-3 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to su

    $572.99

    VENTMASTER 120, Installed on Kiln

    KILNVENT MASTER 120V M9 VENT MASTER, Installed (on large 4-sided kilns)

    The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. At this price, the vent is factory-installed onto the back of the kiln.

    $635.46

    T-2 Pyrometer

    Pyrometer, needle indicator, 2200 degrees F maximum temperature. Includes a K-type thermocouple.

    $192.78

    DT2-9 Digital Hand-Held Pyrometer, Degrees C

    Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget. The DT2-9 digital pyrometer measures kiln temperature for improved firing results. With the DT2-9 you can fire copper enameling, control the cooling rate of difficult glazes, or know when to begin monitoring

    $100.98

    PY-71 Thermocouple with Lead Wires and Plug

    Thermocouple, K-type, with 5’ lead wires for the DT2-7 pyrometer. 4 1/4” long thermocouple fits into a 1/4” wide hole. Thermocouple flat-pin mini connector fits many meters such as the Fluke 53/54 IIB.

    $34.68

    FSGL18 Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon GL-18 series, CS-19 series, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 - C-19 Shelf (17” x 17” x 5/8”)

    4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Squa

    $133.62

    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 hing

    $80.58

    Mercury Relay, Single TF-26, 30 amp

    Order your new kiln with the factory installed mercury relay upgrade. 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 a

    $128.52

    Jade Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

    $0.00

    Black Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in striking black instead of the standard blue.

    $0.00

    Turquoise Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

    $0.00

    Berry Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

    $0.00

    Navy Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

    $0.00

    Hot Pink Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

    $0.00

    Purple Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

    $0.00

    DT2-7 Digital Hand-Held Pyrometer, Degrees F

    Measure high temperatures with digital accuracy on a modest budget. The DT2-7 digital pyrometer measures kiln temperature for improved firing results. With the DT2-7 you can fire copper enameling, control the cooling rate of difficult glazes, or know

    $100.98

    2 inch x 2 inch Glass Window, E Series

    Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 2” x 2” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior. The kiln may not reach its maximum temperature and may fire a little slower when e

    $67.32

    ST-8-1 Kiln Stand with Casters 31

    The heavy-duty ST8-1 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 30 3/4" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling steel casters. The

    $573.04

    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, you

    $0.00




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    GL18A

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