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  1. Hi all.. I just made a two inch forced air burner.... I followed the plans of hans peot except that my gas comes into the tube slightly different ...... I have a 1/16 inch orifice.. .. all the metal tubes are two inch... I have a hair dry as a temporary air supply that blows warm air... I have welded rings that are three inch long at end of burner tube that are I had stainless steel wool at the top of the tube to aid the air gas mix.... the chamber is and I'm South African so it' in millimetres... . 300mm x 100mm x 70mm which I think is 210 cubic centimetres..... I run it at between 1psi and 5 psi with the blower adusting airflow according to gas pressure..... I think possibly the stainless wool might've melted a bit and blocked a bit of the flame holder as it was roaring and then I heard a sound and then it sounded different and when I took the burner out it looked like bits had been welded to the end... I shall attach pics and videos .... let me know if you need more info.... oh and the back door was closed with a cm gap a long the top and front door has a mouse hole..... thanks guys
  2. Hello! So I am currently talking to some people about this in my other topic, but I figured it might be nice to just have a subject about it for beginners like me. I am curious about how much air certain fuels need. I am using coal, but answers for coke and charcoal would be great to for others. For me, I don't believe I am getting enough air to my fire. I don't have any obstructions, maybe some clinker, but not enough to stop my fire from getting hot enough. I am using either a small Chinese hand crank blower or a small squirrel cage blower. The fire would get hot, but it was small and it seemed like a lot of work to get it to get the whole fire hot. I had trouble heating up a 3/8" bar. I tired using a shop vac on the blow side, and it lit it up easily, though I had to restrict air flow a lot, and even when I was blowing as little air as possible, I think I was just burning through fuel. So I think, I don't know, but I think I need a bigger blower then the small ones, and a smaller blower then the vaccum. Also, my coal has been sitting outside for years, so it is quite crumbly which I am sure means something, I just don't know what. And... I believe that's all my questions! Thanks for any help you give!
  3. Hello.... I have a few questions... I'm in the process of making a forced air burner.... my question is my gas comes in from the side at 90deg to the air pipe... I feel that it would be better if it came in from the same direction as the air does... I've attached a pic of my 1st attempt and then a pic of my next sort of plan..... someone said to me for forced air I should use 1 1/2 in piping for burner tube and air intake.... can anyone give some input... thanks Nic
  4. Hello, I am new to blacksmithing scene and currently in process of making my first forge but currently stuck on what to use for air source. I am working on budget so i cannot buy any sort of proper expensive equipment. I had few ideas of hair dryer or mattress air pump but it turns out that those things overheat quickly therefore its not very reliable. I am no expert on forging but i believe you need constant air blowing to the fire to keep it hot therefore overheating of the air source will prevent it from constantly keeping fire hot. Sorry if i'm talking nonsense i am new to this so correct me if im wrong. Thank you for any answers
  5. I have a POS little giant 25 pounder It had no arms or springs so I fabbed some. It doesn't have the "umph" I need. All I do is Damascus and I don't hold my tools sacred so I want to convert it to Air. Has anyone done this? I'd even trade it for an air hammer or decent hydraulic Press. thanks guys.
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