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Dayne

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  1. I'm only chiming in not because I'm an expert but just through what might be dumb luck, I stumbled across a tripod equipped youtuber (fire creek forge) who just built something similar. He describes the same problem in his video. there is a little valve in the filter housing that broke off and ended up blocking the return line after the filter. He replaced it with a new filter and "housing"? that didnt have the little valve in the top like yours does.
  2. Thanks ill give it a try once i bring it up to full temp. Its called ks4v plus.
  3. Ill keep this in mind. I've seen peices of twisted sheet inside the chamber to aid in the mixing as well. Thanks
  4. This is my gas forge. When i started sevenish years ago, this forum taught me anything i needed to know. Thanks a bunch everyone. I have now finished my newest forge. Hopefully it lasts. Roughly 1 1/2" thick cast with 1" wool wrap for added measure. Measures 10" wide on the floor by 8 " tall by 14" deep. I made the ribbon burner as many others have. With my 27 hole (i beleive) at 5/16", it has a 2" opening in which the air and fuel are stuffed. The gas orifice is 1/16". I have yet to fully bring it up to temp.
  5. My bad. It's a sixteenth. The id of the forge is roughly an 8 inch cylinder maybe twelve inches long. I have about 20, 3/16" holes in the burner end.
  6. Sorry, they are both 3.5 " . Same size. Yes I will try to pop in here more often. here it stands tacked into place for all the rest of its bits
  7. No, that's catastrophic scenario. Guys, I appreciate any help I get. This is a super useful place to learn countless things from smart people. I'm not splashing around in a puddle with a wire hanging outta my.... The blower was from a pile of scrapped furnace equipment outside a neighboring shop. The motor that was on it was a 3600rpm. I had an old barn fan with 5/16 shaft that fit the hole. It was 1600 rpm. That wasn't enough, meaning I had my regulator at maybe one psi to get the mixture right. It wouldn't have gotten hot enough to weld like this. Thanks I'll look into those. I met
  8. Fair. It's a LP gas forge. With a fairly small ribbon burner. Everything I get is either reused or recovered from somewhere. Kijiji included. I was hoping to "scab" something together for free and see what I could come up with before I went and dropped $90-180 on store bought item. Generally this technique has worked for me so far but there does eventually come a point when I move on and just buy one. When that happens it will be for a newly rebuilt forge. I recently started taking this whole forging and small business thing a bit more seriously now that it's been a hobby for 8 years. I've
  9. Thanks to all that provided helpful information. The other motor was bad when I picked the whole assembly up. Worst case scenario I ruin the motor. Thanks Dayne
  10. That's fair. I plan on speaking with them during business hours. Once again, just picking the big internet brain for hopeful answers.
  11. I havent. Its Sunday so I didn't bother. I browsed a couple product catalogues and did some internet searches for the model number and how it would typically be used. No luck yet. Figured I'd come here to ask for help. It was of similar size to the one that was on the blower unit when I got it.its 0.12 A less than the one it had but 5000rpm instead of 3600
  12. Who has the money to hire an electrician. I dont know a lot about electrics but this is probably one of the simpler things out there. But thanks for the vote of confidence ;)
  13. Two 3.5 " and a 3 and 11 gpm pump I believe. Five horse leeson
  14. Hello all, I have this new motor for a blower I'm using. The wiring harness attached has four wires. Red, black, green, and white. What might this suggest? Two speeds? If so how would or what would be the best way to go about getting it all together? Thanks a bunch Dayne Non electrician
  15. This is actually what I ended up with after thoughtful consideration of available scrap. Gotta give it a base and the bottom die hold, hoses etc. I'm pleased with the lack of slop in the slide assembly. 20200201_180833.mp4
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