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 take you where you need to go but the ride is 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 are 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.
Available options include a digital pyrometer, high limit controller, stainless-steel or galvanized vent hood, rotating door, and upgrading to a car kiln.
Specific Kiln Information
|Model||DownDraft – DD17|
|Inside Setting Area (w x d x h) inches||29 x 28 x 37|
|Inside Dimensions (w x d x h) inches||35 x 32 x 42|
|Outside Dimensions (w x d x h) inches||52 x 59 x 78|
|Brick Thickness||4.5″ + 1″ Fiber|
|Maximum Temperature||Cone 10-2350°F/1288°C|
|BTUs x 1,000||45|
|Gas Pipe Inside Dimensions||1″|
|Propane (LP) Water Column Pressure||11″|
|Natural Gas (NG) Water Column Pressure||7″|
|No. of Burners||6|
|Orifice Size LP||#40|
|Orifice Size NG||9/64|
|# of Gallons LP per Cone 10 Firing||21|
|Est. Ship Wt (lbs)||1,835|