TNF28-3 12-Sided Ceramic Kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$3,460.76
$2,580.00

Uses:  Decals    Low-Fire Ceramics   

The massive, 12-sided Paragon digital TnF28-3 kiln is a profit center of the busy ceramic studio. It eats up stacks of low-fire ware. At a cost per cubic foot, the TnF28-3 is one of the most economically priced standard kilns we make.

The TnF283 now features sectional construction. Separate the kiln bottom and sections to repair bricks, change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through the narrowest doorways. Twist-lock spring latches hold the assembled collars securely.

The top row of brick in the TnF-283 is 2” high and without element grooves. It is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick. We have upgraded the TnF-283 kiln to 48 amps. With beefier elements, it fires to temperature with less strain. It is rated to 2150°F, ideal for low-fire ware.

During busy seasons when orders are backlogged, you will be grateful you own a dependable Paragon kiln. Studio owners call these kilns “real work horses.”

Hinged at the bottom, the switch box on 8, 10 & 12 sided TnF kilns opens forward for easy maintenance. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position. The Sentry is mounted at the top of the switch box within easy reach. Operate it from a comfortable position.

The TnF-28-3 uses deluxe 3” thick firebrick throughout: in the sidewalls, the reversible brick bottom, and the 3” thick lid. The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon's patented “LiteLid,” which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and reduces lid weight to only several pounds of pressure. Most people can lift the lid with one hand. Unlike pulleys and weights, the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln. No need to drill holes in the ceiling for pulleys. The LiteLid sharply reduces wear between the lid and top rim of firebrick. The truss and floating lid allow expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring includes a truss and floating lid.

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 Digital Controller

The Sentry 12-key controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

You may want to upgrade to the new Sentinel Touch Controller by Bartlett.  Please select that option in cart if desired.

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 Kiln Stand

Deluxe Rolling Stand now shipped with this kiln at no extra charge!

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing.

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.

Other Features

  • 2”-high blank bricks in the top row of sidewall bricks
  • Sectional design for easier maintenance and moving through narrow passageways
  • Sections secured with deluxe twist-lock spring latches
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Large, tapered peepholes
  • Ventilated switch box
  • Hand lifts
  • Dropped, recessed brick grooves—no pins needed
  • Heavy duty elements
  • Dust-free coating in the peepholes, both sides of the lid and top rim of firebrick
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Operating instructions silk-screened on the switch box
  • Certified to CSA & UL Standard 499
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base plate

The Optional Furniture Kit - (Retail $757.41 - Our price $605)

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-28-3, SnF-28-3, TnF-28-3, Viking-28:

8 C-24H 1/2 Shelves (26” round x ¾” thick)

1 1/2” wide Square Posts, 8 of each -

1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6” lengths

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Optional VentMaster 120 Kiln Vent (Retail $543.66 - Our price $450) add to cart

The patented Orton Vent Master not only vents fumes but also improves firing results. Click Here to learn more!

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.

Specifications

Max. Temperature

2150F
1176C

Amps

48

Phase

1

Watts

11500

Nema

6-50R

Breaker Size

60

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 Round

Sides

12

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

10.57 CU.FT.
299.31 litres

Chamber Width

28.00 IN
711 mm

Chamber Depth

29.00 IN
737 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

36.30W x 45.50D x 48.00H Inches
922W x 1156D x 1219H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

42.00W x 48.00D x 54.00H Inches
1067W x 1219D x 1372H mm

Ship Weight

498.00 Lbs.
225.89 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck

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