which kiln is better for me
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- August 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm #10014shehannaParticipant
Hello! I’ve found two kilns and wanted to get some opinions on which is a better option for me.
1. Paragon Gl22ad kiln that uses 220 and has 24 amps with a max temp of 1700. This one comes with some COE 90 glass. They are asking $700.
2. PARAGON Electric Kiln MODEL B88B 120/220 Volt 2300 degree max temp. with a SITTER TIMER Model LT-3. This one they are asking $375
Thanks in advance for your time!August 29, 2013 at 3:28 am #13052wordanaParticipant
The first kiln is designed specifically for glass, and I THINK it has a controller (check on that). The other is a clay kiln with a “kiln sitter”. You can certainly fuse in it, but you are doing a lot of kiln-watching. I don’t know how familiar you are with fusing, but with glass, you ramp up and down at several different rates during one firing, to precise temperatures. You won’t have that kind of control with the ceramic kiln (the second one).
If it were me, I would purchase the first kiln, or hold out until a more suitable one is availble.
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsAugust 29, 2013 at 6:56 am #13053Stephen RichardParticipant
The monetary value ofthe controller is more than the difference in price of the two kilns. The second value of the controller is as pointed out previously. Go for the one with the controller. It is made for working with glass.
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