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  1. Thanks for the info. After doing some more research it looks like I will be building another, bigger coal forge rather than the gas forge at this point. As per Wayne's instructions (thank you very much, super informative) I'll be building a gas forge similar to what you've constructed for the mobile welding/fabrication workshop i teach in the summer. For the winter however i'm going to burn normal smithing coal and vent it high. My concern was that where I moved to (house and shop) that my neighbors might not be keen on the smoke. After talking with some folks in the neighborhood it seems like it wont be an issue.

  2. Hello folks, this is my first post on here. To give you a quick background: I don't have much internet access (phone only for now) so excuse me if I've missed other threads with similar specifications. Up to now I've only worked with coal forges, but due to my recent move, it won't be possible to run coal SO I've decided to build a gas forge. I've seen tons of options on here concerning size, shape, and number of burners. Now I don't know exactly what info you need to answer my questions, but I work with mostly round and square stock from 1/2" to 1", and do lots of scroll bending and twisting. With my current forge I am working with up to 12" of material at a time with multiple pieces in the fire because sometimes I have more than one person working in the shop.

     Here is my plan so far: I have a surplus of 8"x8"x10" refractory blocks. I will be cutting them in half to use as my lining. I also plan to build frosty's T burner plan as the burner(s).

    My questions are A) how many burners should I run and B ) how big should I build the forge? 


    Thanks in in advance for any input.

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