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Electric kiln for heat treat ?
« on: January 12, 2024, 09:30:06 AM »
I found a Paragon electric kiln listed on a local auction with current bid less than $100. I'm considering bidding on it for use in heat treating processes.
It's not one of the larger models, 110v power supply with label stating max temp of 2,200 F degrees.
The intended use is for ceramics & pottery, but wondered if one could repurpose it for heat treating/tempering small parts.
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Re: Electric kiln for heat treat ?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 09:51:58 AM »
I donít see why you canít. I have been doing the same thing for years. And also use a mapp gas torch when I don't care about the HT result.


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Re: Electric kiln for heat treat ?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2024, 03:39:55 PM »
I would jump on it, should work just fine.


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Re: Electric kiln for heat treat ?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2024, 06:15:38 PM »
We used to have one that we did some HT in it.  Mainly used it to anneal material in.  I could have kicked myself for not keeping them when we cleaned out the family homestead. They don't come up for sale down here very often and a new one is $2K and more.  I found one up north for pennies and cost a fortune to ship to me.  Have it located outside on the back porch where I have a electrical hookup installed to run it.  Now working on a control unit for it.