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Glass melting: buying the right furnace

People often ask, "Can I combine the glass in the ceramics factory?" The answer to that question is yes, but ceramic kilns are usually much deeper, designed to accommodate larger items and to stack multiple layers, so the fusing glass inside is often very inefficient.

It's a bit like heating sausage rolls in a blast oven. That will get the job done, but it's more than just killing!

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The first issue to consider in glass melting furnaces is size. You will know the types of items you want to produce, so care must be taken with the size of the internal combustion chamber.

Smaller ovens, like the Paragon SC2, are perfect for smaller items like glass jewelry, but are too small for larger items like glassware and decorative glassware, for example.

The larger the oven, the more power it will need to run it. UK household electrical outlets can run up to 13 amps so small to medium ovens like the hot start pro can be plugged directly into the wall.

Larger ovens run on 30 or more wattage and therefore require a circuit breaker that must be installed by a qualified electrician in your fuse box.

The line is then fed to the oven position and the 'range type' switch is equipped with a cable for the oven that goes directly to the switch. To be eligible for insurance, the job must be certified (ask your insurance provider about coverage).