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I - like many others - am still in the planning stages of smithing. As soon as I can move out of this stupid apartment, I plan to build a charcoal forge and get started. After reading lots of posts on lots of different forums to educate myself, I have determined that when the time comes, I would like to use a hand-cranked blower. It will be used in a side-blast, non-water-cooled configuration, just a thick-walled steel pipe passed through some fire brick. My question is this: Will a small Buffalo Forge Co. "Bufco" blower be sufficient in this capacity? I have learned that charcoal only requires 50 cfm or less. I can't seem to find any data about cfms for this blower, and I was hoping that some of you out there who own them could help me out. To avoid confusion, I'm talking about the Buffalo blower seen in these pictures posted by hammerkid: http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/23628-my-champion-blower-old-buffalo-bufco-beside-each-other/ Thanks!
One of the fins on my little rivet forge blower broke off today. The fan periodically strikes a rivet head inside the fan housing and I had been meaning to fix that but I'm somewhat of a procrastinator. Question: Is it possible to have it mig welded back on? Is there a source for replacement fans? Needing a little help for a little rivet forge, Bill *Procrastinators UNITE tomorrow!*