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  1. I will try my best to adjust things right, it is kind of neat knowing that my forge setup is better suited for wrought iron than modern steels. My goggles are torch goggles so im confident theyre just right for the job. my new insulation came in the mail today, castable 3000 degree insulation and a pottery kiln shelf. If need be Ill put copper tubing underneath the insulation when I cast in, and have a high pressure pump circulating water like what is done in blast furnaces. Thank you everyone for the responses and advice
  2. I was using an imported gas regulator from I want to say Russia or some other country way out there, in Bars, It was set at only 1 bar and my air intake was the entire way open because if it gets closed much the burner gets scalding hot and makes me worry that my propane hose will fail. for my flux I was actually using pulvarized glass that my father had suggested, made things seem pretty easy to weld, I think a lot of my scale came from the 2 standard bricks behind the forge, the stuff all over the one brick was actually iron that I melted out of the brick so im assuming that played a big pa
  3. Recently I came across a little "portable gas forge" on Ebay for $200 and I may add that its the best working little forge. however I recently had a bit of an issue, I wasnt paying attention to my temperature and managed to melt through the ceramic blanket insulation, the firebrick shelf, and the bricks I put on the back of it, as well as several pieces I was attempting to work on. so my question is this, where is it possible to get insulation over 3000 degrees, why do people think its impossible to forge weld with gas, and how do people figure a gas forge will "Make the iron wither away ins
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