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Shawn1924

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  1. I built the burners first now working on insulating the forge body will give some more feed back on the forge as a whole when it’s operational. The reducer was more of a happy accident that anything else haha
  2. I built the burners first now working on insulating the forge body will give some more feed back on the forge as a whole when it’s operational. The reducer was more of a happy accident that anything else haha
  3. Finally put gas through my burner build just wanted to post a picture and say thank for the help and time you guys invest into the forums
  4. I’m going with a double burner set up of the frosty t design my forge chamber will be roughly 14” long how far apart should the burners
  5. its a standard 30 lb propane tank off the top of my head its 12.25 in dia 21 in long but I plan on casting the ends of it flat to help reduce cubic in with how thick I want to make the ends I was coming up with around 14-16in in length. I can come up with a 20lb forge if needed I just jumped on the 30lb because it was free. Do you think the bigger tank is over kill ?
  6. Sorry if I misspoke by "bigger is better" I mostly mean id rather have a little to much burner and tune it down vs not having enough to get to forge welding heats And really I did learn a lot from my first forge the biggest thing I learned was that I don't know very much at all and that I needed to research and plan ahead so I can execute a nice build. safely
  7. So I've decided to build my second forge after using my first on lightly for about a year. After reading through the forms it came to my attention that I was possibly giving my self lung cancer by using a poorly lined forge. So I scrapped the old one and now I'm on my way with a 30 lb propane take for the new shell. Im going to line the shell two layers of 1 inch k wool followed by a kastolite 30 hard shell then a kiln wash of either ITC or some other "reflecting" coat. I think I've done the math right and I want to use the frosty t burner with my lining im looking at around 700 cubic in give or take and everything I read says better to build it big and turn it down than not have enough so in that line I know for sure I need at least 2 burners 3/4 I was wondering if I could do one burner 1 inch instead would that be okay instead of duplicating my work and making two burners id rather use one if I can. is the fuel consumption better with 1 larger burner or would the 2 smaller burners be better ? If the answers are buried somewhere in here and this is a redundant question im sorry I know you all answer tons of questions over and over.
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