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HS17B

Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


Paragon HS-17A

Schools and potters have long recognized Paragon top-loading square kilns as the ultimate choice in studio electric kilns. Their even temperature and s-l-o-w cooling produce dramatic effects in stoneware and pottery.

Ceramists who fire these kilns enjoy the thrill of glaze depth and texture. During slow cooling, the microcrystalline and color transformation of the ware is given sufficient time for full development. The result is vastly improved ware that some potters think is possible only in gas reduction firing.

Two inches of high temperature block insulation line all four sides, the lid, and bottom behind the firebrick of each model. Combined with the 2 ½" thick firebrick, total insulation thickness is 4 ½".

The lid fits inside a recess around the top of the kiln. For extra strength, the HS-17A sidewall firebrick are cemented together in rows. Steel supports reinforce the steel base of the HS-17A. Steel covers the top of the lid. 3" heavy steel casters are optional.

  • Coated lid, peepholes & rim of firebrick
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Lock-in lid support with a positive catch
  • Available in painted gray or stainless steel
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves
  • 2 ½" firebrick and 2" of block insulation

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.

HS-17A, TnF-H-17 Furniture Kit

3 C-17 Shelves 1 C-17H 1/2 Shelf

1" wide Square Posts, 4 each of -

½”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 50 lbs.

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

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    30

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    7200

    Nema

    6-50R

    Breaker Size

    50

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    6 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 Switch with Kiln Sitter

    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 Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    3.34 CU.FT.
    94.58 litres

    Chamber Length

    17.00 IN
    432 mm

    Chamber Width

    17.00 IN
    432 mm

    Chamber Depth

    20.00 IN
    508 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 32.00D x 31.00H Inches
    876W x 813D x 787H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 38.50D x 40.00H Inches
    914W x 978D x 1016H mm

    Ship Weight

    353.00 Lbs.
    160.12 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    HS17B   * Base Model

    Price

    $2,504.10

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    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

    KS-4 Kiln Sitter Firing Gauge

    Periodically check the adjustment of your Kiln Sitter. It takes only a moment. Use of the firing gauge is essential to the successful operation of the Kiln Sitter.

    $10.10

    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

    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

    Lid Safety Switch

    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. IMPORT

    $80.58

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    FSH17A Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit (or shelf kit) for the H17A, H17B and equivalent sized kilns. Paragon's durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather tha

    $263.47

    T-2 Pyrometer

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

    $192.78

    FSTILE

    6" tile holder saves space, allows air to circulate around tiles for even heating. Reduces warping. Holds tile without touching the glazed surface. Holds 9 6" x 6" tiles. Exterior: 7 1/2"W x 10"H x 6 1/4"D.

    $54.06

    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




    Accessories

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  • Usages

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  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Important Shipping Information
  • Wiring Diagrams

    HS17B

  • Manuals
          Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service Manual
          HS, KS, H, K, TnF-H, TnF-K Series Instructions


  • HS17B Kiln   Model/SKU: HS17B




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