New Hand Crank Blowers
Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:58 PM
Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:16 AM
I would say the "old" ones are just as reliable as long as you find one in good shape and take care of it.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:52 PM
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:00 PM
I knew one guy who used an Electrolux vacuum cleaner for a blower - it was very quiet.
Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:00 AM
if you go to the bottom half, you can make your own that should work okay till you can properly outfit a shop. (thanks again Ruben for the link).
Every time I read through this thing I keep seeing a new offshoot for te famous 55-forge
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 04:12 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:50 AM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:53 PM
i do not know if the blowers will work . can anyone help me decide if they will work
Will what work? The hot water bath heater blower? The question is not will it work but will it work in your application and can you get it hooked up so that air is delivered to your forge.
A leaf blower would work and so would a hair dryer. A vacumm cleaner will work also.
A few years ago I went to a thrift store, like a salvation army, bought a trashed out vacumm cleaner that still ran, took the motor and fan out, put it a ply wood box and had a blower that would have powered a irom making cupola. I had to keep it dialed way down. think I had $10 in the whole thing.
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