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  1. I know a guy who hit an Elk. It came through his pickup's windshield and the antlers broke off in his chest. He drove himself to the hospital and lived.
  2. I see them a lot up here. Wolves, mountain lion, cariboo... I've heard stories of Grizzly here too
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    Look what I saw on the way to work this morning!
  4. I often use the word c**p in front of my children. I'd rather have them say that word than watch some of the filth they get to see just driving down the street in Denver.
  5. In context, I do NOT want someone to say: "Go look it up. It's on this site somewhere." I PREFERE people to say: "Go look it up. Search "blah blah blah" or "blah blah blah." Also, check out www.INFORMATIONONBURNERS.COM or something." Please, Glen. I know you are a moderator. Don't take stuff out of context. It's rude. Also, I am intending to insult some people here. I've looked up a few of the people who have commented on some of my posts, as well as some of the "big commentaries" I've seen on the forums. 9 times out of 10, they really don't know any mo
  6. I'm sorry if I offend anybody. This is how I ordinarily talk. I wont say anything here that I wouldn't say at church. Crap isn't a bad word. Its considered slang, like say'n ain't or 'merica.
  7. Which curse words did I use? As far as I see, there isnt any. I put a little character in my writing, no matter what I write. This is called Style, and its a key element in the English language. Im building my own burners because I'm cheap. And, its fun. And, nobody can seem to give me a straight answer on the best way to build one, so I figured I'd do it myself.
  8. Started working on my forge's twin burners this week. So far, everything is turning out great. I have not tested this design yet, but plan to do so soon. I started off by taking a close look at my TurboTorch tips that I use at work (Acetylene gas). Here's a picture of the TurboTorch tip (A11). I too extra notes on the brass section of the torch tip, where the gas begins to mix with air. The gas flows from the regulator into a small chamber, with a very tiny hole machined in it. This little hole sits just before the air intake, which is proportion
  9. Frosty may be referencing the old-fashioned "Spark Test." I don't know where this chart came from, but I've seen it here and there, so figured I'd give it a share. Nobody from this site probably created it since there are so few random charts and guides here.
  10. Considering that I only discovered this forum last weekend, and joined as recently as Monday at 7:52 PM... I haven't read much in the iForge gas section. I'll be honest with you - I'm not asking to sift through people arguing with each other on what they think is right. Here is my problem - I don't understand the gas vortex thing. Nobody has taken a picture anywhere on this form that I have found, I don't have thousands of hours to read other people's comments. So, I'm asking if someone might be willing to entertain the idea of helping me make a decision on where I should put my gas burners
  11. How bout this. How bout I build what I want to build, and you guys can criticize it later. Sound fair? This is one of the reasons I don't usually like to participate on forums and such. I just get to frustrated with the one or two know-it-alls in the crowd who can't fathom a person who can think outside of their opinion.
  12. I've officially started building my first gas forge. Honestly, I've never done something like this. Most of what I know about smithing comes from the black hole known as the Internet. So, I'm reaching out. I'm starting a thread to get input from the community as I run into problems. Here's what I got so far: It's a propane tank with a big hole cut into the top. I made the hole approximately 8" in diameter. I did this to make it easier to insulate the thing, and light it up later on. Notice, I've sanded all the paint and little rust down to bare metal. I plan to use high heat primer a
  13. To correct you, chemically speaking, burned propane turns to: CO - Carbon Monoxide CO2 - Carbon Dioxide NO - Nitric Oxide NO2 - Nitrogen Dioxide SO2 - Sulfer Dioxide Propane does not stop being propane simply because it's heated up. The molecules are still there, they just bond with other molecules to form different compounds.
  14. The company I work for is out of Rifle. I do a lot of plumbing/mechanical work over in the Vail valley (all the way up to Eagle), and some work in Aspen when Independence Pass is open. On venting propane gas: Sorry, I'm still new to the smithing language. Propane vents down since it's heavier than air. Co2 vents upwards, since it is lighter than air. Either way I look at it, the forge I'm building has a rather large opening in front which will serve as a sufficient heated air vent. Because I'll be using it outside (not in some tiny room), I think I'll be ok. I've used far worse in
  15. I'm mostly going to be using the forge in the parking lot of my apartment complex until I can find a better place to live (hopefully small yard with shed on property). Propane vents down since it's heavier than air, and working outside helps my lungs a bit. The neighbors don't mind the noise as long as I don't do it in the middle of the night. It's still winder up here (probably will get our last snow in early June again). The cold doesn't bother me much. Hot metal cools a little faster, so stuff needs to get thought out ahead of time since every hit needs to count. I plan to do some more p
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