Caldera-X Blank Collar
The Caldera-X collar is a kiln section that stacks onto the Caldera or Caldera-S kiln,adding 4½of height . The Caldera-X has no heating elements . It is designed to add extra space for low-fire projects such as glass slumping . The Collar is made of 2½hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks .
To strengthen the firingchamber,the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches . This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the picture frame mitered joint found on competitive brands . Rugged construction makes this collar a workhorse . The insulating firebricks,wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel,soak up heat for slow,efficient cooling . For easy maintenance,the stainless steel case includes case tighteners .
Imagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag,slump,and fuse . Make small bowls,pendants,earrings,cufflinks,and even bracelets . Amaze your friendswith dichroic glass projects,fired in your own kiln . This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will appreciate when life gets hectic . The Caldera-X is made in America to exacting standards .
The Caldera-X ships by convenient UPS/FedEx . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your doorstep .
Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar
The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom . However,the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed . To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid,we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches .
If an unlatched collar (enameling,bead,or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom,care must be taken when opening the hinged lid . Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln .
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 .