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  1. I still have that problem where I get real excited about a project and don't take time for due diligence. I hoped that my lollygagging on my gas forge helped me think things out a bit more. Before I read these latest posts I was going to, foolishly, weld both my burners instead of tacking them in place. Like most newbies I thought I was smart enough to make up my own plan. I think i'm still going to use the materials I have already purchased, bricks and kaowool and see what happens, but keep an eye on the future. Binesman thank you for suggesting the kaowool on the inside, it seems more efficient than brick. I don't know how I've missed hearing about kast-o-lite until now, it sounds like a godsend. Frosty I've been following your posts for a few years now and have always been impressed with your kindness and wisdom. I'm used to people calling me by all sorts of names, the only one that's ever ticked me off was ambulance driver instead of paramedic :). Mikey you're ideas are solid and have helped me get closer to the right mindset about this project. This forge isn't the goal, it's the first step in a process of refinement and fun. Thank you all.
  2. Thank you so much for the feedback. I’d read the 101 post several times and gone to a few sites and read as many posts as possible. I was unable to find if there was a preferred substance (wool or brick) to be exposed. I guess I was just over thinking it. Thank you Mikey.
  3. That works too. I’m just not sure how to do that. So I’ll take any input I can get about the construction using the stuff I have on hand, or can get at a decent price.
  4. Thanks for the link to the read first post . The bricks are the hard kind I purchased from amazon. (Rutland products fire brick) I’d like to build the thing to last I have everything but have not assembled any of it yet . I was planning on 2.5 inches of insulation total on each side. External measurements 14x9 and 18 inches long with an internal 9x4.5. That way I could easily put a movable brick in the back to make my heated area smaller if needed. Thank you for your time.
  5. Howdy, long time lurker first time poster. I’m working on making a propane forge in addition to my coal forge. I have fire bricks (2700 degree), kaowool, and refractory cement. What would be the best order to put these in? I was planning on wool, then bricks so the interior is brick lined for durability. My concern is that it just may not work well. I need to be able to weld in it. I live just a bit south of Fort Worth in Texas. I’ve read people like to know where you’re coming from. Thank you for y’alls input and patience while I get up to speed with proper posting etiquette.
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