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  1. Gas Ignition Inside the Body/Tube

    He didn't; there are no linear burners in that book. Linear burners are discussed at times on the Forges 101 thread, The book discusses a particular kind of burner design, in a step by step manner. For design particulars, on the type of burner he built, he needs to read through Ron Reil's forge and burner pages; they are available free on the Web.
  2. Burners 101

    You guys might find my book in your local library if you live near a big city; it was set up for library acceptance at the insistence of the first publisher. I never that this would amount to much, but it's worth a shot.
  3. Forges 101

    Or if you have a good deal on the lower rated product, You might as well go ahead, becuase by the time you need to replace the ceramics there will be better choices for low prices replacing all this stuff.
  4. Still figuring out flames. Good or bad?

    Looks like your right. But we could get a better view if you put the inside on the forges, and reated them up. That should have read "ends" not "insides."
  5. Need some help relining

    Maybe; if the original liner is some form of ceramic fiber board than no. In that case, it can only match it for insulating value, and will not be anywhere near as tough. Colloidal silica rigidizer (fumed silica in water) can also be used as glue. The furnace cement, watered down, has been used as a toughening seal coat for the blanket, and might also work to glue the blanket onto a hard surface.
  6. Protection of the propane hose

    Fosty uses annealed copper refrigeration tube between his burners and the fuel hose; you might want to look into doing the same.
  7. Gameco (alec steel) burner

    Since top welding heat is only around 2300 F, the forge has no need to do so; it only needs to do a good job of preserving the flame's heat and enabling a mediocre burner's secondary flame to combust the remaining fuel within the forge, rather than beyond the exhaust opening,
  8. Gameco (alec steel) burner

    I agree that flame photos are quite useful for showing what is wrong with a burner's flame. But I add that they are equally useful in showing that there is nothing wrong with a burner's flame. So I repeat about his burner, the same challenge I give for any burner that is touted as wonderful; show me the beef!
  9. Build or Buy

    All good reasons.
  10. Gameco (alec steel) burner

    What an interesting question, coming from you. I believe well know that a good enough forge can help a mediocre burner to produce welding temperatures. Is this true or not? As to a flame photo being unimportant for a burner that is being loudly touted as something wonderful. I have stated this several times before now about other burners. You already seem to have denied this; do you want this chance to change your mind?
  11. Gameco (alec steel) burner

    Ah yes, the 'great' Alec Steel, who can brag, brag, brag louder than a carny barker; and his wonderful burner (according to him). Gee whiz Batman. ain't he great? Of course, he is...NOT. What my eyes see are burners that are too short, with flame retention nozzles that are way too large, and way undersized air entrances; these are quite unlikely to be hot burning, yet he states they are just wonderful. How odd then, that he has no photos of them running in his adds. I mean why wouldn't he want to back up his claims with pictures??? Is there something wrong with the bearded woman, and the snake lady? On the other hand that forge video is one of the best things on YouTube; it gives excellent information, with zero BS.
  12. Build or Buy

    Cheaper yes, but smarter is up to you. Your design mistakes tell me that you need to read through the Forges 101 thread. Your pattern of burners is totally wrong, and your forge is too short to allow any burner pattern to heat your forge without turning it into a flamethrower.
  13. Help getting more oxygen

    More air simply requires enlarging your present holes and/or increasing the induction rate of your burner (stronger nozzle and/or stronger gas stream ). The easy way to vary the gas stream is with MIG contact tips. Otherwise, drill a smaller hole.
  14. Square or rectangular forge builds?

    You need to read through all the content on ribbon burners FIRST. The burner has to be the right size for the forge; too big and your forge will tend to work better as a flamethrower. But adjusting the size of your ribbon burner is not as straightforward as choosing a 1/2" linear burner over a 3/4".
  15. Burner using 1in pipe vs 3/4

    too soon we get old. Too late we get smart.