Ok so I began on my new forge a few weeks ago.
I purchased the burners from TScustomsFORGES a while back. I have included pictures.
I built the forge itself using reclaimed steel from some heavy duty steel shelves, so free.
The brick I got from a local industrial refractory supplier. They gave me suggestions on design and said to wrap the brick with some blanket and then gave me almost a half a box of blanket for free. I have a lot left over. They also gave me a good deal on the brick and I can get more as needed.
My inner chamber is 6x6x18 so right at 648 cubic inches. I wanted it a tad bigger so I could also fit smaller armor pieces inside to heat treat as well as blacksmith work. My thought is I could add a brick or two in the back if I needed to make the interior volume smaller.
I got it all together and gave the forge a try and not a great result. I ran it at the edge of the garage where the forge could vent any excess gasses and didn't run it for long because I was not getting a good burn. Seemed like there was a lot of combustion occurring outside the forge. As I said I shut it down very fast was worried about carbon monoxide build up.
I tried varying the PSI throughout the range without a lot of success. The burner kit came with a 20 psi regulator. I am running a standard propane 20gal tank.
I also tried varying the opening of the forge with firebrick.
Seems like my burners are starved of oxygen. That and as I read these forums (that I just found) I may be rethinking my burners and will build my own based on Frostys design.
I can take more pictures when I get home from work, not really sure what to be looking for.
Any thoughts, did I royally screw the pooch, or just a little.