jeremy k

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  1. Use only hose that is rate for propane.
  2. I understand your concern with the wool concerns from the manufacturer, but I'm sure you wont get far with them as far as your end of that issue - repair and ridgidize as per your needs - I still think the cushioned support of the body will solve that mechanical damage from the over the road vibrations(If this is what is causing some damage to the interior) Otherwise I would believe the deterioration of the liner is just normal user usage, and that is normal consumable results of any forge.
  3. The forge body could be set on a cushion type mount, so direct vibration from the road stops before getting to the forge - could be with some rubber mounts mounted down away from heat effected area.
  4. Charles - re-lining is no big deal - burner mount - is it just mounted with just 2 threaded bolts welded to the forge body(is that what keeps failing?) - no problem weld on support to help hold the gas line end, which will be more stable during traveling down the road to your clients. To much offset weight is hanging off the 2 mounts - a support is all that would be needed.
  5. Just wondering if this would be a noticable difference vs. the way thousands of blacksmith already have had there gassers plumbed.
  6. Jason - looking good - did you drill out the pin holes and put oversized pins in to take up the wear. When I poured new bearings on my 100LG, I set up a mini scaffolding so it was lots more comfortable working than on just a ladder. I've always wanted a 250LG, should have jumped on the couple I could have over the years.
  7. You would probably be pressed to get a good forging speed out of that.
  8. Why not have him search pics of what he wants and build from that picture? Don't forget to post pictures of your finished product.
  9. You could point the anvil towards the forge, but it all depends on what side of the anvil your standing on. A couple of quick steps and your adjusted to use it the other way.
  10. Thomas - you mean trying to get to the root of the original posting?
  11. I don't think Frosty was in any way implying that at all - just stating a fact that the makers sometimes have no choice but to raise prices to cover their costs. Meridianfrost - it really is like Frosty said "do you need one or just want one" - that is a business decision only you can make. If you are even remotely thinking you can improve your business with a press - then by all means you should step up and do it. Your right - not everyone has the cash on hand to invest but again that is a business decision that has to be made and only you can determine if it will fit your needs. Granted everyone would like a superb low price deal, but sometimes cheapest is not always best, as if you were to purchase a press right now - how fast could you make up the difference being you have the press and can do more work and or different work than before? - Again your choice, as your the only one who knows all your details of your clientele/wants or needs. I got into a press not even for forge welding, and I've used it for more than you can imagine just because it was sitting there waiting to get used. Good Luck with your decision - if at least - keep doing the forge welding by hand (as so many do without a press) and keep saving up for a quality press of your choice.
  12. Your right - What was I thinking?