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TNFK6B

Crystalline Glazes    Decals    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


Paragon TnF-K-6A

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.

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.

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 sidewall firebricks are cemented together in rows. Steel supports reinforce the steel base. Steel covers the top of the lid.

Paragon TnF-K-6A

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.

  • 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.

Furniture Kit for KS-6B & TnF-K-6

8 C-20H 1/2 Shelves (20” x 10” x 5/8”)

1½” wide Square Posts, 8 each of -

1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Shipping Weight: 145 lbs.

 

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"This was the third, of my four Paragon kiln purchases. I bought it solely to fire crystalline glazes but have since used it for other technical glazes like temmoku, iron crystal development, and strontium crystals. Crystalline glazes require 2 hour, and some go as long as 8 hour extended hold ramps for crystal development. Many technical glazes require extended holds between 1900-2000F. The wall design of this kiln, along with its wattage output is designed to build and hold heat for extended periods, without eating a hole in your pocket book. If you want to fast cool from peak to the hold temp, simply pull the bunges. This model by far is one of the most economical on the market to fire complex firing schedules. I ordered mine with a type S thermocouple, APM elements, and a stainless steel jacket. Stainless is the easiest to maintain and resists corrosion. As far as the elements, I will let you know how long they last as soon as I replace the original set; same for the thermocouple. " - Tom Anderson, Tile Art Studios, Bethalto, IL.

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 Interactive Sentry 2.0 12-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D004 Sentry 12-Key Controller Cone-Fire Demonstration (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D005 Sentry 12-Key Controller Ramp-Hold Demonstration (5 min 10 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D008 (Spanish) Demostracion de Quema de Conos Con Control Sentry de 12 Teclas: Serie de Operacion del Horno Paragon (2 min 58 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U005 Safe Installation of the Studio Electric Kiln (3 min 9 sec)


  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    45

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    10800

    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


    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 Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    6.55 CU.FT.
    185.48 litres

    Chamber Length

    21.50 IN
    546 mm

    Chamber Width

    21.50 IN
    546 mm

    Chamber Depth

    24.50 IN
    622 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

    31.00W x 39.00D x 35.00H Inches
    787W x 991D x 889H mm

    Ship Size

    36.50W x 41.50D x 44.00H Inches
    927W x 1054D x 1118H mm

    Ship Weight

    475.00 Lbs.
    215.46 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck





    Part Number

    TNFK6B   * Base Model

    Price

    $3,468.00

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    3-Zone Control, K-Type Thermocouples

    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.

    $178.50

    3-Zone Control, S-Type Thermocouples

    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.

    Deluxe S-Type thermocouples are ideal for temperatures ove

    $609.96

    Sentinel Controller, optional on new kilns

    This kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentinel Smart Touch controller instead of the standard Sentry 2.0 12-key controller. The upgrade price is only for a Sentinel ordered with a new kiln. The Sentinel is available as an option on any Paragon k

    $122.40

    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

    Type-S Thermocouple, optional on new kilns

    Optional Type-S premium-grade thermocouple for single-zone 4" - 4 1/2" wall kilns. Ideal for firings above cone 4. It is extremely long lasting even at stoneware temperatures. Includes protection tube. (This price is for the thermocouple that is fac

    $169.32

    FSK6 Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit (shelf kit) for the K6A, K6B 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 than the

    $466.96

    TF61

    AUXILLARY OUTPUT FOR SENTRY II CONTROLLERS (VENT CONTROL) The AOP (Auxiliary Output) is an electrical outlet mounted to the kiln. Plug either a downdraft vent or an external alarm into the AOP. Control the vent with Cone-Fire or Ramp-Hold modes.

    $109.14

    TF62

    RS232 PORT ON SENTRY 2 CONTROLLERS (PC CONTROL) The RS232 is a computer port mounted to the kiln. You can monitor the kiln from a computer and store a record of each firing on your hard drive. Print graphs of firings.

    $414.12

    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

    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

    Safety Backup Shut-Off

    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 d

    $408.05

    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

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

    TNFK6B

  • Manuals
          Ceramic Kiln Instruction & Service Manual
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Cone-Fire/Ramp-Hold Manual, Oct 2009 Edition


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