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hello everyone i am working on my first gas forge which is a used central heating furnace converted into a forge. my father helped me construct it since he is an engineer and has some experience from working with central heating over the years. now i am starting to doubt my decision to use the furnace since is has a lot of excess metal on it which might absorb a lot of heat from the fire. At the begging we constructed a burner using a video from you-tube from David Hammer which was good for a first one but didn't have the capacity to heat such a large chamber. then we decided to build it from the inside with fire cement and pieces of bricks so it will have better insulation. this is gonna have two burners the one we built and a burner from Rex over at hybrid burners. view the images and tell me what you think, if you please. thanks in advance. keep in mind this is our first attempt in doing something like this. btw does anyone know why the images rotate when uploading them? how to fix this? kind regards, Andreas Santis.
Hey guys, I built two burners this week after work. Both are 3/4". One is a Ron Reil style with the mig tip mod. The other is my interpertation of a hybrid style ...except not as nice ...or as good functioning but I did it anyways lol....What i would like to get is some opinion on flames of each burner. I know what i think but i am curious to learn what others see. My goal here is education for myself and being able to build the best burner that i can. I am also open to any suggestions or critiques. I do not have any psi info on the flames in question because i have them each running on a small 1 lb propane cylinder.Though i will be making a tractor supply store run this week. Also you may note thay the hybrid type does not have a choke sleeve on at this pic but it does have one...Thank you in advance for any and all input. P.s excuse the mess ..the maid is on strike, something about labor laws and my mom? Not sure couldnt hear her over the drill press
I've been working on my first gasser and I would appreciate any advice before I wrap and cast the refractory. What I'm working with: Ceramic Fiber Spun Blanket, Temperature Rating 2300°F - 1" thick Vesuvius Hot Top Moldit Plistix 900f IR 1 inch forge/foundry burner (An 1" wide, 16 1/2" long atmospheric burner 0.45 mig welding tip and sliding choke) An old propane tank Uses: Light foundry work Pattern welding General purpose forging I've got an idea of what I'm doing, and have had a chance to talk to a few local folks to get their opinions before starting the project. I bought the burner some time last year so I was kinda locked in and almost everyone I know uses 3/4" inch or less burners. In my mind I'm planning to have a narrower entrance (~4") with a blooming internal forge area (~8") a flat level floor. with a hinged door on the rear end. It's clam shell and I don't know if I should let the two haves meet flush or try and have them line up like this... / \ .. In my mind it seems to allow for less heat loss... The burner is mounted just over 65 degrees in the middle but off to one side. Rex Price mentions 600 cu inches but with no firm suggestion. I've been advised it's best to go for less than advertised volume so I figured out a 12" by 8" cylinder is just over 600"cu inches. My forge body is just over 10 inches long. Depending on how the wool fits I'm guessing right now I'll end up with between 450" and 500" cu inches.. I'm kinda worried this may not be big enough or I may have a hard time regulating down far enough to keep from burning small stuff.. I'm sure I'll be happy with what ever I manage to build but I've learned a lot from many folks here and I figure you'll never know what you don't know unless you ask. Thanks! (Edited - Forgot to resize my photo.)