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  1. Greencast 94 refractory questions

    You seem to think you have an either/or problem. What keeps you from using a thin coat of it over the Kast-O-lite?
  2. Questions about Gas Forges

    "Ceramic brick" is sales hype; not a legitimate description. This tells me that the person is too ignorant to even put a plausible ad together. End of story. "
  3. Questions about Gas Forges

    It might be okay, and possibly not. What are they using for bricks?
  4. One burner first forge

    I totally concur. I use high alumina kiln shelves the very same way.
  5. Info Request DIY Ribbon Burner Forge Build

    I would be very careful that the burner head matches up with the volume of the forge. I'm not talking about whether or not the burner can adequately heat the forge. I'm talking about whether the forge is big enough to adequately combust the gas. These burners were originally designed to heat gas blowing equipment, which are larger than forges. An oversized burner head on an undersized forge might result in a dragon breath problem, yes?
  6. Fucina Forge?

    We look forward to your evaluation. While you're waiting for the forge, I hope you will review the suggested changes for the Devil forges that have seen written up on this forum. Also, I would suggest that you buy a rotary tool and cutoff disk, so that you can make diagonal cuts, starting in the inside corners of the exhaust openings, to relieve stress from expansion in the end caps; otherwise I'm pretty sure they will warp. These factors are why I didn't consider this forge to be turn-key. With some minor changes I think this could be a very fine forge; and we all know what a picky butt Mikey is
  7. Questions about Gas Forges

    There are two permanent threads that will take care of most of your questions: Burners 101 and Forges 101. Not knowing that a ball valve is the gas system's on/off switch, or how to mount a burner tells me that you need to read them.
  8. Burners 101

    Nominal (call-out) pipe sizes don't ever match actual measurements; pipes were classified (standardized) in the eighteen hundreds, when the strongest steel alloys around were little better than wrought iron. Pipe had much thicker walls back than. Outside diameters of pipe had to conform closely enough for threading tools to work on the products of different manufacturers. So as pipe walls could be made thinner and still withstand needed water pressure, actual inside diameters grew until they had little to do with nominal diameters. During all that time,Great Brittan's Imperial system, and the rest of Europe's Metric system were competing for dominance,while undergoing the same size changes made possible buy their steel alloys And fun was had by all
  9. Questions about Gas Forges

    Nominal (call-out) pipe sizes don't ever match actual measurements; pipes were classified (standardized) in the eighteen hundreds, when the strongest steel alloys around were little better than iron. Pipe had much thicker walls back than. Outside diameters of pipe had to conform closely enough for threading tools to work on the products of different manufacturers. So as pipe walls could be made thinner and withstand needed water pressure, actual inside diameters grew until they had littler to do with nominal diameters. During all that time,Great Brittan's Imperial system, and the rest of Europe's Metric system were competing for dominance,while undergoing the same size changes made possible buy their steel alloys And fun was had by all
  10. Burners 101

    Gas pipes The best American pipe to mount your jet on is schedule #80 1/8" pipe; what matters is its inside diameter, which is approximately 3/16". You can use any pipe or tubing product that has an inside diameter of about 3/16" and it will conform properly with standard MIG tips on both end of the pond, to work well. There are smaller diameter Asian tips, and products meant to be used in their MIG gun designs, which call for even smaller tube. Make use you are provided with their thread measurements before you go hunting for something to use as a gas tube for them.
  11. Burners 101

    Finding MIG Contact tips or doing without How to deal with American, Imperial, or Metric measurements? Just input "inches to mm" to take your choice of online calculators. Input "pipe chart" or "thread chart" to find the closest part us Yankees are talking about in your local market. The only critical measurement you will encounter is the bore diameter of the MIG tip you will use for a gas jet; Fortunately that is one of the most common parts in any market; .035" which is a call-out size. MIG tips are not given in actual bore diameter, but for the weld wire size they are used with. The actual hole size of this tip is .044". These dimensions are for the MIG contact tip used in a 3/4" Frosty "T" burner. Also, unlike most burners, a "T" works just fine with short MIG tips, finding long a tip is the usual problem encountered on your end of the pond. Fortunately the bore diameters of European and Asian manufactured MIG tips are nearly identical to those available in America. The only point to employing MIG tips is to provide a convenient part source. When the right part isn't available, simply find some half-hard brass rod and bore your own hole into it. A 1-1/4" long hole is equivalent of a short MIG tip. A 1-3/4" long hole is equivalent of a long MIG tip. "half-hard" is the most common form of brass parts around, just because they machine and drill more cleanly than other brass alloys. a .044" drill bit is more than large enough to be carefully used to drill a 1-3/4" long hole in a 1/4" diameter rod of this alloy. This rod can than be threaded and screwed into a burner's gas tube, or soldered in.
  12. Questions about Gas Forges

    I just input "inches to mm" to take my choice of online calculators. Part differences are only a few millimeters difference. The only critical measurement you will encounter is the bore diameter of the MIG tip you will use for a gas jet; Fortunately that is one of the most common size on any market; .035" which is a call-out size. MIG tips are not given in actual bore diameter, but for the weld wire size they are used with. The actual hole size of this tip is .044". These dimensions are for the MIG contact tip used in a 3/4" Frosty "T" burner. Also, unlike most burners, a "T" works just fine with short MIG tips, finding long tip is the usual problem encountered on your end of the pond. Fortunately the bore diameters of European and Asian manufactured MIG tips are nearly identical to those available in America. Finally, you can always come right back here to get questions answered in a timely manner and in excruciating detail Your only real problem is to make sure the parts needed for your burner design is available locally; if not choose another design.
  13. Order to layer bricks and kaowool

    Frosty is right. The best way to build your first forge is simple.
  14. Questions about Gas Forges

    One 3/4" burner is plenty for a 20 Lb. propane cylinder forge; place it in the middle of your cylinder.
  15. Fucina Forge?

    Any rout forward is a good one