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Model - Square 146GFE - 120 volt, inside dimenisons: 14.5" x 14.5" wide x 6" deep, fires to 1700°F
The first square 14" glass kiln is built with ample space for large 10" pieces. Glass firing kilns are used for fusing and forming of glass shapes through slumping, raking and combing; and can be used for firing precious metal clay jewelry and other low fire heat-treating. The Square 146GFE is equipped with a lid element for the fusing segment of the glass firing and a body element for the ramping up, down and annealing segments of the firing. A selector switch is on the electrical box to designate either the lid or body element to heat during the firing. One of the elements is used at a time because of the limited power of 120 volts. If the selector switch remains in the neutral position, neither element will heat. Models come equipped with pilot light, 18” tall metal stand, stainless steel jacket, and Bartlett Instruments 3 Key electronic controller. Controller data is entered by scrolling through the up and down arrow keys for the desired ramp/hold programming.
Upgrade to the 12 key digital RTC-1000 controller for more ramp-hold user programs and multiple features including delay start, preheat, skip step and many more for precise firings every time. Messages and Information are available for reviewing a firing profile before or during the firing, and for viewing the current segment the firing is in. Other options include the lid lift assist, which makes it easy to open and close heavy kiln lids, bead door, quartz glass viewing window, Type S thermocouple, vent, and much more!
Furniture Kits for 120 volt glass fusing and PMC kilns include 2 layers of shelving for stacking ware, assorted square posts, ceramic paper and a one pound bag of kiln wash. Choose the standard furniture kit or build your own with shelves and posts in the quantities required.
|Model||Square 146GFE||Wiring Specifications|
|Equipped with Lid Lift Assist||Optional||120 Volts|
|Inside Chamber Dimensions w x d x h (inches)||14.5 x 14.5 x 6||16 Amps|
|Cubic Feet||.73||1920 Watts|
|Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame w x d x h (inches)||24 x 24 x 30||20 Amp Breaker Required|
|Brick Thickness||2.5"||Plug Configuration: NEMA 5-20|
|Maximum Temperature||1700°F/927°C||Copper Wire Size: #12,#10 if circuit is longer than 40 ft|
|Est Ship Wt||Ships in two boxes - 85/31 lbs|
Kiln Location1. Adequate space - at least 12 inches of space between the kiln and the wall. (However, for operator comfort, allow room to walk around the kiln if maintenance is required. Stackable kilns require tightening of the kiln rings while firing for proper alignment.)
2. All flammable materials such as curtains, plastics, etc. in the area of the kiln should be removed. Determine room size required from the outer dimensions of the kiln you wish to purchase. For commercial kilns, check door width, and if the door is insufficient to allow kiln entry, contact Olympic Kilns to check if modifications can be made to kiln before it is ordered and built.
3. Proper ventilation - Heat can accumulate in restricted areas above both gas and electric kilns if a hood is not used. If the kiln is gas and located in a confined area it is essential that an exhaust hood be place above the kiln and vented to the outside. This ensures removal of heat and exhaust gases, including carbon monoxide. Even if the kiln is outside be sure that the hot exhaust gases do not cause damage. Check all local requirements or codes before installation.
4. If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired.
5. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.
Kiln InstallationPosition the kiln with the observation holes clearly visible and with the electronic controller within easy reach. For kilns equipped with a power cord, place the kiln to the left of the proper electrical outlet so that the kiln can be plugged in without touching the metal jacket. Because all kilns generate heat the stand or frame should be placed on a concrete floor. Tiles or linoleum could be damaged without this precaution.
If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.
Electrical Hook-UpTo provide the performance it was designed to give, your new kiln must have the proper outlet and breaker to supply adequate voltage and amperage. An incorrect connection may cause disappointing or even hazardous results. A qualified electrician needs to be consulted to determine whether your wiring is adequate.
Electric kilns running on 120 volts will plug into a standard outlet but check your breaker to ensure proper performance. Standard electric kilns will run on 240 volts, single phase. If your kiln was ordered 208 volts, single or three-phase power, it will be noted on the nameplate on the kiln. Commercial electric kilns may be wired for 240, 208, 380, or 480 volts; single or three phase. Most commercial kilns require direct wiring and a receptacle outlet is not required.
Any kiln ordered three-phase will be direct wired (there is not a power cord attached to the kiln).
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