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  1. I did try to block it off with brick and it made it worse. I can play around with partially blocking it off one side or the other to see if I get any better results. I did not know that the steam would interfere with the flames themselves. That's good to know, thanks. I did not drill any holes because I thought the moisture would dissipate through the inside of the forge. I spent a day trying to get the temperature up slowly a little hotter every time. So is one small hole at the bottom going to be sufficient? And how do I know it has dried out completely and should not interfere with the flame anymore?
  2. I am waiting for a reply from them too. I thought I use the vast knowledge people have here as another resource to try and troubleshoot my problem. I'll report back as soon as I heard from them.
  3. Hello, my name is Stefan and I have been lurking on here for a while trying to learn as much as I can. Now I need some specific help. I bought myself a 2 burner forge (Fucina Forge) that came ready to be assembled and fired up. I might have jumped the gun on buying one before doing all the research, but it was a good deal and, well you live and you learn After learning that the ceramic fiber blanket is hazardous by itself, I decided to rigidize it and then cover it with about 1/2" Kast-O-Lite 30. Now I am wondering if that is causing some back pressure because it seems like the forge is not running as it should. Especially on one side, the flame sputters a lot and does not get the forge to very even heat. Now I don't have a lot of reference points, so here are some pictures and then a couple of questions to get me going in the right direction. In the next picture you can see the difference in the 2 flames, the close one is the one that sputters a lot in certain psi settings. Because it is "longer" I suspect the back pressure to be a problem. Now to the questions; At what PSI setting should you run the forge for normal forging and how long should it take for the forge to get up to temperature? (The forge is 18" long and the inside is 4.5" to 5" wide and high, used to be 6"). What else can cause the flame to sputter? After running for about 15 minutes the burner itself gets too hot to touch, even at the top where the airchoke is. Is that normal? I am sure I will have more questions later but this is a good place to start. Please let me know if you need anymore information or pictures. Thanks for your help in advance.
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