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  1. I need help finding a good electric blower variable speed or 1 speed so I can use it in my charcoal kiln. I need a blower that can last for hours. Help
  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. My hand crank bellows just fell apart (handle snapped and the gears were loose) and I'm looking for a new one that will actually do it's job. I live in Ireland so I was hoping someone would know of any good brands or has one laying about.
  4. I have obtained a nice belt driven forge. It is missing all the wheels, handle, and gears that hooked to the blower. My question is, is there a place that i can obtain the missing parts from? The brackets that held everything in place are present. The blower works fine and the forge is in really nice shape. Thank you in advance, Barry mrbarryj@charter.net
  5. There are several pictures of a blower that has been rehabbed that uses a lever and ratcheting flywheel. The pictures are on this site but I can not find the model of this blower listed anywhere. I have some parts to rebuild one of these but lack other parts . If anyone out there has any info on the model of this blower or where I might buy parts I would appreciate any information you have on this blower. Thanks in advance!
  6. Can anyone recommend a cost effective blower that could be used with a ribbon burner? I know that most require 5 lbs. of static pressure. I also know that blowers are available from some of the blacksmith supply houses. But I would like to find a suitable alternative that didn't cost $140 per copy at the start. Like everyone I want to walk the line between spending what is necessary and not over spending. From my research, it seems I would be looking for a centrifugal blower, that has the necessary sp to run the ribbon burner. Can anyone make some recommendations on where they have sourced alternative blowers from and what type of equipment they were aquired from? Thanks, Storm
  7. Well after helping a lady with her estate sale the past few days I was given a small rivet forge and a few other things that didnt sale as payment. :D I would really love to find out as much info as I can on it and maybe find some pictures of what it originally looked like because I would like to restore it to as close to as original as possible. I'm assuming the forge was some type of kit or something of the sort because all of the different components have the letter F then a number cast into it. The blower says "A John Jr. F2 NO Chicago ill" The forge seems to have been modified in some really interesting ways. From what I can guess it look like it was set off to run off a belt drive and a air throttle added. But what worries me is that it looks like when the mods were done all the gears were taken out of the gearbox on the blower. :wacko: So if anyone knows of a matching blower sitting unused in someones shop let me know. :rolleyes: Other than the grate being in rough shape the rest seems to be in really nice shape with no chips or cracks, breaks, or repairs. Worse come to worse I could use it as a belt driven unit but that would just be to easy. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also here are some of the other things I got.
  8. I've just picked up a Buffalo blower, Model no2E. It has a Buffalo Forge electric motor attached to it dated feb 13 1918. Looks like It was last used around that time too. I decided to clean it up a bit. De-greased it and color came through. A brilliant green. .....I've seen this green before. I have a never used 4" flatter that I cleaned to find the same color. The same story with some atha and random RR hot cuts, hole punches. All the same color green? Is this a historical thing I've missed? Most all of these items are 60+ years old. And I expect no one has just up and decided to color these in modern times. (then used them to the point that the color faded) Penny for your thoughts.
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