The Paragon GL-44ADTSD Glass Kiln
Made in America
The deluxe GL-44ADTSD Professional Series glass kiln will help you to unlock your potential as a glass designer . The kiln quickly pays for itself by producing large glass panels,curved windows,lampshades,or production load of glass pendants . Experiment with reactive glass colors,screen printing on glass,painting with frit and stringersand glass weaving . The GL-44ADTSD is proudly made in America by skilled workers . It is not just assembled,but hand-crafted and designed for those whose livelihood depends on glass production .
Heating elements in the lid and walls
The 16 depth is ideal for glass sagging . The sidewall heating elements,mounted in all four sides,offer greater control of sagging and bending . The kiln usesadvanced power ratio technology,pioneered by Paragon,to balance the heat between the top and side elements . Program the digital controller to balance the heat between the top and sides in increments of 10% . (i .e .,100% top – 0% sides,50% top – 50% sides,80% top−20% sides,etc .) Set the heat balance for any combination desired between the top and sides so that the total heat output equals 100% . Imagine the precise control you will have in adjusting the kiln to slump glass or to improve heat distribution over large fused panels .
The GL-44ADTSD has four peepholes along the front . When ordering the optional Orton KilnVent,be sure to specify whether you want peepholes . The GL-44ADTSD brick bottom holds two 20 square shelves . Cover shelves with fiber paper when large projects overlap shelves .
Lid counter-balance,pinless lid elements
The massive lid is easy to lift with Paragon’s patented LiteLid spring counter-balance,which does away with cumbersome pulleys and cords and dramatically reduces lid weight . Unlike pulleys and weights,the LiteLid is self-contained on the kiln . There is 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 . The GL-44AD comes with two LiteLid assemblies . The lid is insulated with 1 ceramic fiber and 3 ceramic fiberboard . Replaceable heating elements mount in lid fiberboard grooves . The groove eliminates element pins since the element coils are wider than the groove opening .
Reinforced steel frame
3 insulating firebrick lines the walls . A welded 2 tubular steel frame reinforces the kiln for long life . We are so confident in the GL-44ADTSD that we back it with a two year warranty .
Paragon's GL-44ADTSD is made for years of rigorous firing A double heat shield and air gap between the kiln and ventilated switch box help keep electrical components cool for long,trouble-free service . Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation .
Save on shipping
Paragon is centrally located in Mesquite,Texas,along a major shipping route . This reduces shipping costs and delivery time to our customers . We pass the reduced shipping costs directly to you .
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 .