Crucible Kiln Model 1315
This heavy duty kiln heats soft soda lime glass to a molten state. Make huge glass figurines, paperweights, blown vessels, stringers, marbles. Other equipment, like a glory hole, may also be needed. Make custom glass colors. Make your own custom sheet glass. (Roller, annealers, etc. are required). Pull your own neon tubing.
Sidewalls are extra thick at 4-1/2". The extra heavy insulation and heavy 12 gauge elements are designed for the stress of very long heat soaks. The S-Type thermocouple with ceramic protection tube far outlasts the standard K-Type.
The 1315 kiln has a separate bottom section with a row of 2-1/2" high wall bricks, held in place with spring twist locks. Should the crucible crack during firing and leak glass onto the kiln bottom, merely replace the damaged bottom section.
The 1315 comes with a 2" thick ceramic fiber board insert that fits into a recess at the top of the walls. Cut a hole in the center of the fiber board to match the top of the crucible. Or cut two holes if you use two crucibles. The fiber board holds heat inside the kiln when the lid is opened.
Specifications for the 1315 Crucible Kiln
- TOP: 13-1/2" - 8 Sided
- DEPTH: 15"
- Digital Controller with Cone Fire with programed slow cooling and 18 segment Ramp Hold.
- Outside Dimensions 25-1/2" by 28-1/2" by 34" high
- Max Temperature 2350 Degrees F
- Shipping Weight Approx. 240 Pounds
- At 240 Volts - Draws 17 Amps - 4080 Watts
- NEMA Plug Configuration 6-30R
Use this kiln (and other equipment) to help you make:
- Paper weights
- Blown Vessels
- Christmas Ornaments
- Latticinos rods
- Stringers Rods
- Filigrana Rods
- Millifori Rods
- Dipped Beads
- Flat or bundled multi color ribbons
This and all standard electric crucible kilns do not get hot enough to melt borosilica because of its extra high melting temperature.
To Calculate how many pounds of glass a container holds, multiply 5 times the number of liquid quarts.
Soda/Lime glass weighs 150 pounds per cubic foot.