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SQUARE 149GFE

Availability: 2-3 weeks from receipt of order
Pricing with 3 Key controller
Reg. $950.00
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Model - SQUARE 149GFE 240 or 208 volt, inside dimensions: 14 ½” x 14 ½” wide x 9" deep, fires to 1700°F


Glass firing kilns are used for fusing and forming of glass shapes and heat-treating. 240-208 volt glass fusing models are equipped with a lid element for the fusing segment of the glass firing and body elements for the ramping up-down and annealing segments of the firing. An infinite switch controls the intensity of the heat coming from the lid element. If the switch remains in the OFF position, only the body elements will heat the kiln. If the infinite switch is turned to the High position, all elements, both body and lid, heat at the same intensity. The kiln operator may choose to lessen the intensity of lid element by turning the switch down. Models come equipped with pilot light, 18” tall metal stand or frame, stainless steel jacket, and Bartlett Instruments 3 Key electronic controller. Controller data is entered by scrolling through the up and down arrows for the desired temperature for ramp-hold programming.


Top loading Glass fusing kilns come in cylindrical and square styles and have the option of top loading, clamshell loading or top and clamshell loading.  Glass kiln models 20” wide or larger are equipped with a lid lift assist for easy opening and closing of the kiln lid; however, smaller width kilns have the option of adding a lid lift if needed.  240-208 volt glass fusing kilns come equipped with pilot light, a tall 18” metal stand or tall 18" frame, stainless steel jacket, and Bartlett 3 Key electronic controller.  Controller data is entered by scrolling up and down arrows for the desired temperature for ramp/hold programming.  Included in the kiln package are peephole plugs, lid wedge, instruction manuals, warranty card.  Two-year Kiln Limited Warranty.


Additional options include upgrading to the 12 key digital RTC-1000 controller for more ramp-hold user programs and multiple features including delay start, preheat, skip step and many more for precise firings every time.  Messages and information are available for reviewing a firing profile before or during the firing, and for viewing the current segment the firing is in.  Other options include lid lift assist for models 18” wide or smaller, Type S thermocouple, flash arm, quartz glass viewing windows, lid elements in quartz rods, venting, and more! 


Furniture Kits for 240-208 volt Glass Fusing kilns provide 2 layers of shelving for stacking ware, assorted small square posts, 1” x 1”, for models 18” wide or smaller and large square posts, 1 ½” x 1 ½”, for kilns 20” wide or larger, ceramic paper, and a one pound bag of kiln wash. Choose the standard furniture kit for the selected model or build your own with shelves and posts in the quantities required. 

Square 149GFE with 3 Key Controller

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  • 3 Key & RTC-1000 Controllers
  • Optional Furniture KIt
ModelSQ149GFEWiring Specifications1 Phase
Equipped with Lid Lift Assist Optional Volts 208 240
Inside Chamber Dimensions w x d x h (inches)  14.5 x 14.5 x 9 Amps  17  15
Cubic Feet  1.09 Watts  3,600  
Outside Dimensions with Stand or Frame w x d x h (inches)  25 x 25 x 32 Breaker Required  30 Amp 20 Amp
Brick Thickness 2.5” Plug Configuration  NEMA 6-30
Maximum Temperature 1700°F/927°C Copper Wire Size  #12, #10 if circuit is longer than 40 ft  
Est Ship Wt 165 lbs  

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Receiving Your Kiln

Olympic Kilns packs its merchandise so that it will arrive at its destination undamaged. Olympic orders are FOB origin when they leave our loading dock. This means we hold the carrier's receipt that your order left in good condition. We do not allow any deductions from invoices for damaged ware. It is the receiver's responsibility to understand and comply with standard shipping and receiving practices as described in this section. The carrier is responsible for transporting your freight but not for unloading it. A lift gate is required if you do not have a loading dock for shipments delivered by freight carrier. UPS and FEDEX will deliver smaller shipments to your door.

If you do not have a loading dock, a lift gate for transporting the freight from the truck to ground level is required upon delivery. You will need to request lift gate service when ordering your kiln from your Olympic dealer. Otherwise additional freight charges will be incurred upon delivery of freight. It is your responsibility to move the freight from the truck to its place of use.

Lift gates are available for kilns on 6 ft. x 6 ft. pallets or smaller. Any Commercial Glass Fusing kiln and 20 cubic feet or larger Commercial Electric and Downdraft Gas models require the customer to have a forklift that can move the kiln from the truck to the desired location. If you do not have access to a forklift, check the internet or yellow pages for small moving companies that can take the freight off the long distance carrier and move the freight to the desired location. Give any prospective mover a physical description of the kiln, the weight, and inform them that it is designed to be picked up with a pallet truck or forklift only.


Kiln Location

1. Adequate space - at least 12 inches of space between the kiln and the wall. (However, for operator comfort, allow room to walk around the kiln if maintenance is required. Stackable kilns require tightening of the kiln rings while firing for proper alignment.)

2. All flammable materials such as curtains, plastics, etc. in the area of the kiln should be removed. Determine room size required from the outer dimensions of the kiln you wish to purchase. For commercial kilns, check door width, and if the door is insufficient to allow kiln entry, contact Olympic Kilns to check if modifications can be made to kiln before it is ordered and built.

3. Proper ventilation - Heat can accumulate in restricted areas above both gas and electric kilns if a hood is not used. If the kiln is gas and located in a confined area it is essential that an exhaust hood be place above the kiln and vented to the outside. This ensures removal of heat and exhaust gases, including carbon monoxide. Even if the kiln is outside be sure that the hot exhaust gases do not cause damage. Check all local requirements or codes before installation.

4. If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired.

5. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.

Kiln Installation

Position the kiln with the observation holes clearly visible and with the electronic controller within easy reach. For kilns equipped with a power cord, place the kiln to the left of the proper electrical outlet so that the kiln can be plugged in without touching the metal jacket. Because all kilns generate heat the stand or frame should be placed on a concrete floor. Tiles or linoleum could be damaged without this precaution.

If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.

Electrical Hook-Up

To provide the performance it was designed to give, your new kiln must have the proper outlet and breaker to supply adequate voltage and amperage. An incorrect connection may cause disappointing or even hazardous results. A qualified electrician needs to be consulted to determine whether your wiring is adequate.

Electric kilns running on 120 volts will plug into a standard outlet but check your breaker to ensure proper performance. Standard electric kilns will run on 240 volts, single phase. If your kiln was ordered 208 volts, single or three-phase power, it will be noted on the nameplate on the kiln. Commercial electric kilns may be wired for 240, 208, 380, or 480 volts; single or three phase. Most commercial kilns require direct wiring and a receptacle outlet is not required.

Any kiln ordered three-phase will be direct wired (there is not a power cord attached to the kiln).

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Reg. $950.00