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Hello all. Well I've been visiting off and on for 4 years now and thought it was about time I introduce myself. You can call me Jeff; I live in Washington state, no not in Seattle, and have been trying to learn to be a Smith over the last 5 or 6 years but life gets in the way. I have an 80 lb Peter Wright anvil, a post vize that needs a new spring and a new leg, and I have rebuilt my forge 3 times. What was a pile of bricks is now an old sink, a satellite dish and some fence posts for legs. I have 3 books on blacksmithing and developed a deep love of the trade. But I have done very little actual work, just a lot of reading and video tutorials. Anyhoo. I look forward to learning as much as possible from you all and I am excited to get back in the smithy!
Hi All, I recently got my first propane forge, it's 100k BTU model, but I cant seem to get it going correctly. I have it attached to a 20 pound tank if this is relevant pressure wise? I was told I should be able to at least get it going, its a fresh..brand new tank. I started it about 4 times and have tried the following Keeping at a lower pressure and it goes out... At higher pressure it starting cutting in/out and sputtering. However... 1 and 2) At the Burner itself fire appears around there and the rubber area and I am forge to turn it off as that can't be normal having fire at the tip of the burner. So take #3---4 Turn it on again and have it about 18/20 setting and it rolling...then it starts "sputtering" and cutting in and out. I am then again forced to cut the gas and retry. This was my best attempt..Any advice. *) It should not have flame at the burner itself..correct?