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Everything posted by cbrianroll

  1. Suggest away! You guys know your stuff and don't want a sucky forge! Thanks!
  2. Lol! My problem is I'm a terrible troubleshooter....great at fixing and making things though. I need thorough instructions or I overcomplicate things. Doesn't help that everyone has an opinion and Google throws at you. Thank God there's sites like this with people who know how and why things work to steer us along.
  3. Not a bad first try lol, thanks to everyone who's posted tutorials and offers advice!! I'm not happy with several things about this forge (the way i made it) but now I know what to do differently next time. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a chance to mess with it a bit more.
  4. Well....slowly made progress, forgot to take pics along the way.... Here I am today..first firing...hows it look? Rebar was in there just for fun...turned red (inside the forge, took it out couldn't see it) in 3 min roughly, wadnt really keeping an eye on it. Don't seem to sputter....sounded like a weed burner. Still new to this do I'm not exactly sure what to look for in flame color....and should I fire a few small times to break it in? Burner angle is off abit still I just got my tap today. Thanks
  5. Great stuff guys!! This is very interesting. I like the idea of the burner letting off heat in a bigger area. The only thing im wondering is why the burners aren't even longer to cover more area. I've read the pdf on Wayne's site [blower powered)..are there any other good reads on narb setups so I can understand the relationship between plenum size and nozzlettes? Or is it all just trial and error? Thanks....
  6. Ahhh....i didn't see doors so I thought it was still under testing stage.
  7. I've used a palm sander with no sandpaper on it on concrete countertops to get air out. Would that work good for this also?
  8. Thanks for your thoughts! I'm gonna keep it simple and easy...traditional.
  9. So.....i just read forged 101 newest post...it mentioned frosts flange mount for his burners. I had thought about welding a couple to the inside of my tank and threading the burner directly....not sure how bad an idea that is....thoughts?
  10. I will aim it where you and frosty suggest hahaha... I need to read that a few more times to get it to sink in. Am i following you that you aim in front of your workpiece and let the flame roll over it? Im really trying to learn the rules not just follow others, got a thick skull though.
  11. Awesome thank you! I will be changing it tonight after work as well as setting all my refractory.(hopefully) I will post many pictures, no pics never happened lol
  12. This is my first my forge so it's all new to me lol, I'm game to try it and let you all know if it sucks. Am I over thinking the heat circulation then by having the angle so high?
  13. 1st forge 20lb?(12inx12 roughly) propane tank....lots of arguments for every angle of burner. 2 layers wool, kast-o-lite 3000, metrikote...should finish out at cutout holes. Is this angle good? It won't quite hit the ceiling but looks like it will roll along nicely. Thoughts please...thank you.
  14. What bugs me is I know I've seen something about it.....i should start taking notes lol. Called around today...2 stores have parts!! Win! Getting off work early tomorrow to get them. Doing a bathroom remodel at home interferes with my progress though....happy wife is good though!
  15. Sounds like a plan! Have to get off work early and hit the shops. I have a decent drill press so the hard parts easy! After all the reading I've done I'm not sure if I saw anything on the rules, or plans for a flare. i could buy one but Id like to make one.
  16. Thanks, just added location to my profile. All the good shops are closed during weekends here. I'm going to see if our local fireplace guy can hook me up, maybe our plumber also. Really wanted to build it this weekend....oh well. Should have also stated I'm building a forge like Wayne Coes "build a gas forge". Wife's bringing me a new welder home cuz mine died when I was welding hinges on lol. Hopefully have it done by sat. (If everything arrives by then) is it a good idea to start a build thread to ask questions as needs and for people to give advice? Thanks again!
  17. Is there any progress on this project?
  18. Went to buy parts from local stores....no one has a 1"x3/4" "t". Is a 1" with a 3/4 reducer acceptable? Or a 3/4 drilled out to 1"? (If it's thick enough) Also in the plans it says if needed/optional for a flare.....being my first forge is it a good or bad idea to not have one? Starting out I'll be making flint strikers, knifes from railroad spikes, etc. Basics. I have read alot of info here, I have memory problems due to an injury so my apoligies if i ask questions that are simple or addressed previously. Thank you for your time.
  19. Thanks, it's a old cheap weld pack hd...the trigger clicks, but no power to feed motor....i need to power the feed motor to see if it works or if it's something else. Or man up and get a better welder lol.
  20. Im mimicking Wayne Coes..."build a gas forge". Got as far as welding hinges on top half and my wire feed stopped. This project has been doomed from day 1 lol. ...oops, after rereading my 1st post I meant I redownloaded pdf for frostys t-burner.
  21. Good day all! Been a while since I first was starting a build...then life got in the way. FINALLY building a 20lb propane forge. Draining and welding tank today. Ordered inswool, metrikote and kast-o-lite. Hitting the hardware store today or tomorrow for a 3/4 frosty t-burner build and firebrick. I've been rereading to be on top of everything and just wanted to ask if I've missed an update to the design. I have redownloaded the pdf and am using that plan. Also, Thank you smart guys for posting plans and all the invaluable info you provide for free.
  22. I'm new here. I have the same tank, I got it today to make a forge. I've been reading and reading! I'm so glad I saw this thread!! Eagerly waiting for more pics!
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