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Optional Negative-
Pressure Systems

A negative-pressure system puts the fan where it can draw the heat and fumes from the kiln and bring them to the exit point. Negative pressure is often specified as a safeguard against a tear in the hose. Any  pre-engineered system can be modified easily for a negative-pressure application.

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Vent a Kiln System shown here with the STANDARD Positive Pressure System on an octagonal ceramic digital kiln.

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Standard Positive-
Pressure Systems

The pre-engineered electric kiln venting systems are available as  "positive pressure" systems. A positive-pressure system simply means that the fan is attached to the hood and pushes the heat and fumes to the exit point.

     Standard Vent-A-Kiln pre-engineered systems are available to ventilate round, octagonal, or any other shape kilns. All systems have a three-year warranty and are furnished complete with:

  • Circular Aluminum Hood
  • Two-speed Fan/Blower
  • Overhead Counter-weight Pulley System
  • 10 feet of Flexible Exhaust Hose and all necessary Clamps
  • Externally-mounted Louvered Discharge Plate

    To select the correct model, measure the exterior dimension (outer diameter) of your kiln and choose among the systems below that best fit your size.

    If you have a square, rectangular or oval kiln, you must measure the longest dimension; that is, corner to opposite corner. Round or multi-faced kilns need only have the diameter measured.

    We can also fabricate square or rectangular fume hoods to meet the specific requirements of your kiln. Contact us for more information with the specific measurements and needs of your kiln and space.

Note: The 500 model versions use 500-CFM  blowers, and thus have heavier counter-weights. (Models 1544 and 1654  also have 500-CFM blowers.)

Longest Exterior

Dimension (OD)






No. & Price

19 to 23 inches



1227 or 1227/500
$500.00 or $582.00

24 to 28 inches



1332 or 1332/500
$525.00 or $607.00

29 to 33 inches



1437 or 1437/500
$550.00 or $641.00

34 to 40 inches




41 to 50 inches




More than 51 inches

Consult Factory





"SST" systems are value-priced, complete  systems (as described above) plus the appropriate size Safety Screen and Programmable Timer.

Vent a kiln Safety Screen

     Free Standing, Portable, Modular, Expandable Vent-A-Fume/Vent-A-Kiln  Corp. Safety Screens to help provide a "piece of mind" while firing a kiln, or to help keep unauthorized personnel out of a restricted work area.
     The outer surface of a kiln during firing can exceed 400 F (204 C),  which can cause severe injury if accidentally touched. To alert  students, children and others to be careful when near a kiln, each panel on Safety Screens for kilns is imprinted in bright safety yellow: CAUTION - KILN IN OPERATION.
     Easy to assemble, Safety Screens are made with flame-retardant canvas secured to 1/2-in. round steel tubing that is galvanized for corrosion resistance. Standard units feature three and four 2-ft. wide by 3-ft.  high panels. Single panels can be purchased to expand upon standard units.


Model No.





1-Panel Safety Screen

Caution-Kiln in Operation



2-Panel Safety Screen

Caution-Kiln in Operation



3-Panel Safety Screen

Caution-Kiln in Operation



4-Panel Safety Screen

Caution-Kiln in Operation


Vent a Kiln programmed mini timer

     Designed to program your Vent-A-Kiln ventilation system to turn on at  the start of your firing process and turn off after all excess heat and  fumes are eliminated from the work area. It is ideal for electric kilns, electric ovens and small electric furnaces.
     Automatic start-up of ventilation prior to kiln firing is a safety  measure to eliminate the potential hazard of forgetting to turn the  system on. Automatic shutdown ensures that all fumes have been  eliminated from the area and contributes to energy efficient operation.
     Programmable Mini-Time Controllers also can be used with Vent-A-Fume  systems for process emissions, or used to operate other equipment that  does not exceed the maximum load specifications below.

 Operating Features

  • Designed for equipment with a maximum load of 15 amp, 1800 watt, 115v and any motor up to
    1 hp
  • Capability to program up to six-on/six-off settings per day - up to 84 settings per week
  • Can be set to run for cycles as brief as one minute
  • User-friendly, easy to program with the aid of convenient buttons on front panel
  • Crystal oscillator guarantees precise and stable timing control
  • LED light indicates that power has been switched on
  • LCD displays real time as well as programmed times

 Manual override

  • Back-up battery (1.5v/UM-5 size) ensures that your programs are not lost in the event of a power failure
  • Includes easy-to-follow instructions

 Specifications and Pricing

Model No.






Programmable Timer

4-in. x 2-in. x 3-1/4-in.

5.3 oz.


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American Ceramic Supply Company has been selling and servicing ceramic kilns to the ceramic industry, schools, individuals and studios for 40 years. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, American Ceramic Supply Company services and supplies ceramic equipment and supplies to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers, ceramic and pottery home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply Company provides education, training and consulting services to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers and home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply also educates and assists the architects, contractors, builders and electricians for our customers as they create their ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic rooms in their new schools and buildings and in their homes.

American Ceramic Supply Company and American Glass Supply Company sell ceramic kilns including Paragon Kilns, Skutt Kilns, Amaco/Excel Kilns, Cress Kilns and Olympic Kilns. Paragon’s Kilns include the Touch and Fire electric automatic kilns such as the TnF 82, TnF23, TnF24, TnF27 and TnF28’s, the Ovation kilns, Dragon and Super Dragon kilns, Iguana Kilns, Caldera and Clamshell Kilns, Janus kilns, as well as the small kilns such as the SC series kilns, heat treating kilns, doll and porcelain kilns. Skutt kilns include the Kiln Master kiln series - the popular KM818, KM1018, KM1027, KM1218, KM1227-3 and KM1231 kilns, the Glass Master kiln line such as the GM814, GM1014, GM1214 - the very popular GM1414 coffin kiln, and the production glass kiln line - the GM818, GM1018 and the GM1227-3 as well as the Skutt Hot Start Pro Kiln and the new Firebox kilns - Firebox 8 and Firebox 14 including the clamshell kiln GM22. Through American Ceramic Supply Company, Olympic Kilns has fantastic gas and glass kilns, raku kilns, electric - manual and automatic kilns such as the Dual Media Kilns, the Champ kiln, the Freedom Series kilns, the Commercial Electric kilns, and the Torchbearer Gas kilns- both available as propane or natural gas kilns. Olympic also has truck kilns, commercial industrial kilns, custom kilns, DPF Cleaning Kilns and industrial kilns. Amaco kilns and Excel Kilns are very popular kilns with teachers and art educators. Front loading kilns, top-loading kilns, professional kiln line series, Fine Art kilns, Professional Kiln series, and metal enameling kilns are all part of the Amaco kilns and Excel kilns production series. Whether you need a pottery kiln, jewelry kiln, silver art clay kiln, glass fusing kiln, glass slumping kiln, knife heat treating kiln, clay tile production kiln, low fire kiln, high fire kiln, 120V kiln, 240V kiln, 208V kiln or even a 480V kiln! -
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