Olympic Kilns builds powerful gas production kilns for potters and businesses. Users are provided with equipment that handles large capacity loads with ease, and best of all, is affordable.
Comparing gas to electric kilns is similar to comparing sports cars to sedans. Both will get you where you need to go but the ride is definitely different. Gas kilns are the sports car of kilns. They fire to high temperatures, are high powered and provide the capability to do techniques that cannot be duplicated in an electric kiln such as reduction. Downdrafts have a more complex system than updraft kilns in that their exhaust and intake is at the bottom. These kilns require a chimney or stack to induce enough draft to pull in fresh air for combustion.Olympic builds downdraft kilns as front-loaders and front-loading car designs for convenient loading and unloading.
The DownDraft 12 furniture kit includes 4 layers of shelving – 8 each of 13″ x 26″ x 1″ rectangle shelves, 8 each of 3, 6, 9, 12-inch large square posts, and a 5 lb. bag of kiln wash.
Other kiln options including fiber construction or no rotating door can be included with a 2-3 week lead time.
|Model||DownDraft – DD12|
|Inside Setting Area (w x d x h) inches||27 x 28 x 31|
|Inside Dimensions (w x d x h) inches||33 x 32 x 37|
|Outside Dimensions (w x d x h) inches||50 x 59 x 73|
|Brick Thickness||4.5″ + 1″ Fiber|
|Maximum Temperature||Cone 10-2350°F/1288°C|
|BTUs x 1,000||25|
|Gas Pipe Inside Dimensions||1″|
|Propane (LP) Water Column Pressure||11″|
|Natural Gas (NG) Water Column Pressure||7″|
|No. of Burners||4|
|Orifice Size LP||#40|
|Orifice Size NG||9/64|
|# of Gallons LP per Cone 10 Firing||15|
|Est. Ship Wt (lbs)||1,800|